[ UK /æbˈækɐ/ ]
  1. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
  2. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
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  • The dyes are in the form of a suspension of particles which, for reasons not fully understood, are adsorbed onto the surface of ligno-cellulosic fibres such as sisal, abaca and fique. Chapter 8
  • Ecpad/Abacausa. com A diver from the French military vessel Ventose collected remains of the plane in a recovery operation Monday. Air France Wreckage Found
  • The principal cash crops are coconuts, bananas, pineapples, sugar, tobacco, and abaca.
  • Adding tactile rugs—everything from wool kilim to plush chenille to nubby abaca—introduces another layer of textural depth. Thom Filicia Style
  • This was extremely useful as many of us are familiar with eco-fibers like bamboo, hemp, organic cotton or wool, and soybean, but are less familiar with abaca, lyocell, mud silk, sasawashi, or peace silk, for example. FUTUREFASHION: Earth Pledge Remakes Fashion Week | Inhabitat
  • Important export crops are abaca, copra (dried coconut meat), pineapple, sugar, and tobacco.
  • This has to be a good thing given that just a few years ago no one would have imagined names like Givenchy, Versace, or Burberry coming together to explore the possibilities of fibers like hemp, abaca, or bamboo for their future collections. FUTUREFASHION: Earth Pledge Remakes Fashion Week | Inhabitat
  • The Japanese defence ministry commandeered the country's supply of abaca (hemp).
  • Among the G-20, we are looking for the least common denominator - it requires consensus - and the least common denominator is too low" to address some of the problems being faced, said Ali Babacan, Turkey's deputy prime minister and liaison to the group. Geithner asks G-20 nations to commit to trade, currency targets
  • Their gorgeous line of residential fabrics do not have any toxic finishes and are made from 100 percent biodegradable natural fibers including bamboo, hemp, linen, organic cotton, , abaca and wool. Treehugger’s Eco Fabric Roundup
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