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ˌæb əˈkɑ, ˌɑ bə-aba·ca
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Manila hemp, Manilla hemp, abacanoun
a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
abaca, Manila hemp, Musa textilisnoun
Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
A species of banana tree native to the Philippines grown for its textile and papermaking fibre (Musa textilis), and also called Manila hemp.
The fiber/fibre of this plant.
Etymology: From abacá, from abaká (native name for the plant).
Abacá ( ah-bə-KAH; Filipino: Abaka [ɐbɐˈka]), binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila hemp, has great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber, also called Manila hemp, extracted from the leaf-stems. Abacá is also the traditional source of lustrous fiber hand-loomed into various indigenous textiles in the Philippines like t'nalak, as well as colonial-era sheer luxury fabrics known as nipís. They are also the source of fibers for sinamáy, a loosely woven stiff material used for textiles as well as in traditional Philippine millinery. The plant grows to 13–22 feet (4.0–6.7 m), and averages about 12 feet (3.7 m). The fiber was originally used for making twines and ropes; now most is pulped and used in a variety of specialized paper products including tea bags, filter paper and banknotes. It is classified as a hard fiber, along with coir, henequin and sisal.
the Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila
Etymology: [The native name.]
Abacá, binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant is of great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber, once generally called Manila hemp, extracted from the trunk or pseudostem. On average, the plant grows about 12 feet tall. The fiber was originally used for making twines and ropes; now most abacá is pulped and used in a variety of specialized paper products including tea bags, filter paper and banknotes. It is classified as a hard fiber, along with coir, henequin and sisal.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ab′a-ka, n. the native name of the so-called Manilla hemp of commerce—really a plantain, much grown in the Philippine Islands.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Manila hemp, or the plant, native to the Philippines, which yield it in quantities.
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The numerical value of abaca in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of abaca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- قنب مانيلاArabic
- abacàCatalan, Valencian
- manilské konopíCzech
- kiudbanaan, kanepbanaan, manillakanep, kiubanaanEstonian
- マニライトバショウ, マニラアサJapanese
- ڤيسڠ مانيلا, ڤيسڠ تالي, pisang tali, pisang benang, اباک, ڤيسڠ بنڠ, abaka, pisang manilaMalay
- banan manilskiPolish
- текстильный банан, абакаRussian
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