Definitions for kenafkəˈnæf
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a tropical plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, of the mallow family, yielding a fiber resembling jute.
the fiber itself, used for cordage and textiles.
Origin of kenaf:
1890–95; < Pers kanaf; c. hemp
kenaf, deccan hemp(noun)
fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
kenaf, kanaf, deccan hemp, bimli, bimli hemp, Indian hemp, Bombay hemp, Hibiscus cannabinus(noun)
valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
Hibiscus cannabinus, an annual or biennial herbaceous plant found mainly in Asia.
The fibre obtained from this plant, similar to jute.