Manila hemp

Manila hemp
[often m- h-]
1. a Philippine plant (Musa textilis) of the banana family
2. a strong, tough fiber from the leafstalks of this plant, used for making high-quality rope, paper, clothing, etc.

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  • Manila hemp — n. 1. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant ({Musa textilis}), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; called also by the native name {abaca}. From it matting, canvas, ropes, and cables are …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manila hemp — Hemp Hemp (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka nnabis, ka nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Manila hemp — For the plant the fiber is from, see Abacá. The packaging of manila hemp (Musa textilis) into bales at Kali Telepak, Besoeki, East Java. Man …   Wikipedia

  • Manila hemp — noun 1. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines • Syn: ↑Manilla hemp, ↑abaca • Hypernyms: ↑hemp 2. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc • Syn: ↑abaca, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Manila Hemp — ABACA, or MANILA HEMP A fibre obtained from the leaf stalks of the musa textilis , a plant in the Philippine Islands, Sumatra, Java and Borneo. It is strong, has great durability, varies from 40 in. to 140 in. in length, yellowish white in colour …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • manila hemp — /mənɪlə ˈhɛmp/ (say muhniluh hemp) noun a fibrous material obtained from the leaves of the abaca tree, Musa textilis, used for making ropes, fabrics, etc. Also, Manila hemp …   Australian English dictionary

  • Manila-hemp — pluoštinis bananas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bananinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Musa textilis), paplitęs Filipinuose, plačiai auginamas kitur. atitikmenys: lot. Musa textilis angl. abaca; abaca banana; Manila hemp vok. Faser Banane; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Manila hemp — noun The fibre of the abaca. Syn: abaca, abacá, abaka, abaca fibre, manila hemp fibre …   Wiktionary

  • Manila hemp — Manil′a hemp′ n. tex abaca 2) • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Manila hemp — noun Etymology: Manila, Philippine Islands Date: 1814 abaca …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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