What is another word for abaca?

36 synonyms found


[ abˈakə], [ abˈakə], [ a_b_ˈa_k_ə]

Abaca, also known as Manila hemp, is a type of strong fiber obtained from the leaves of the Musa textilis plant. This fiber is widely used in various industries such as textiles, paper, and handicrafts. The word "abaca" has several synonyms, including agave, sisal, henequen, and pita. Agave is a type of plant that produces strong fibers, while sisal and henequen are plants that produce fiber used for rope-making. Pita is another plant that produces strong fibers that are used for various purposes. These synonyms are often used interchangeably with abaca, depending on the region and industry in which they are used.

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    Usage examples for Abaca

    The province exports about twice as much rice as it consumes; a large quantity to Albay, which, less adapted for the cultivation of rice, produces only abaca; and a fair share to North Camarines, which is very mountainous, and little fertile.
    "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes"
    Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
    Almost all our clothing is knitted and woven by our wives; the abaca, or vegetable silk, from the forest supplies us the thread that is necessary; we do not know what money is, we do not require any.
    "Adventures in the Philippine Islands"
    Paul P. de La Gironière
    There is also a species of banana the fruit of which is not good to eat, but from which raw silk is formed, called abaca, which is used to make clothes, and all kinds of cordage.
    "Adventures in the Philippine Islands"
    Paul P. de La Gironière

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