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Manila hemp

noun
1.
a fibrous material made from the leafstalks of the abacá, Musa textilis, used for making ropes, fabrics, etc.
Also called Manila, manilla.
Origin of Manila hemp
1850-1855
1850-55
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British Dictionary definitions for Manila hemp

Manila hemp

noun
1.
a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc
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