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abaca


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abaca  \Ab"a*ca\  ([a^]b"[.a]*k[.a]),  n.  [The  native  name.] 
  The  Manila-hemp  plant  ({Musa  textilis});  also  its  fiber.  See 
  {Manila  hemp}  under  {Manila}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Manila  \Ma*nil"a\,  Manilla  \Ma*nil"la\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Manila  or  Manilla,  the  capital  of  the 
  Philippine  Islands;  made  in  or  exported  from  that  city. 
 
  {Manila  cheroot}  or  {cigar},  a  cheroot  or  cigar  made  of 
  tobacco  grown  in  the  Philippine  Islands. 
 
  {Manila  hemp},  a  fibrous  material  obtained  from  the  {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  made 
 
  {Manila  paper},  a  durable  brown  or  buff  paper  made  of  Manila 
  hemp,  used  as  a  wrapping  paper,  and  as  a  cheap  printing 
  and  writing  paper.  The  name  is  also  given  to  inferior 
  papers,  made  of  other  fiber. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abaca 
  n  1:  a  fiber  obtained  from  the  abaca  plant  in  the  Philippines 
  [syn:  {Manila  hemp},  {Manilla  hemp}] 
  2:  Philippine  plant  having  leafstalks  that  yield  Manila  hemp 
  used  for  rope  and  paper  etc  [syn:  {Manila  hemp},  {Musa 
  textilis}] 




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