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abaca

See also: abacá and abacà
Musa Textilis

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish abacá, from the native Tagalog name for the plant, abaká.

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abaca (countable and uncountable, plural abacas)

  1. Musa textilis, a species of banana tree native to the Philippines grown for its textile and papermaking fibre. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]
  2. (uncountable) The fiber of this plant, used in rope. [First attested in the mid 18th century.][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

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abaca m (plural abacas)

  1. a banana tree, the abaca
  2. Manilla hemp

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