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abaca definition

  • noun:
    • A bananalike plant (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines and achieving wide leaves with lengthy stalks.
    • The materials obtained from stalks with this plant, familiar with make cordage, material, and paper. Also called manila, Manila hemp.
    • The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); in addition, its fibre. See Manila hemp under manila.
    • The indigenous Philippine name associated with plant Musa textilis, which yields manila hemp. Additionally spelled abaka.
    • a kind of hemp obtained through the abaca plant inside Philippines
    • Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp utilized for rope and paper an such like
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