Manilla hemp

  1. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
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  • This is not the case certainly with the fine ropes of Manilla hemp, which, though stronger than the best Russian hemp, are almost useless when worn out.
  • -- This furnishes the fiber known as manilla hemp, and is cultivated in the Philippine Islands for this product. Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture
  • The latter, which was made of "abaca," the fibre of a banana, vulgarly called "Manilla hemp," although recommended on account of its great elasticity, was not of much use on board ship. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century
  • Several kinds of the plantain tribe are cultivated for this purpose exclusively, the best known among them being the so-called manilla hemp, a plant largely grown in the Philippine Islands. Falling in Love With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science
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