Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

bowstring hemp

noun

Definition of bowstring hemp

  1. :  any of various Asian and African sansevierias; also :  its soft tough leaf fiber used especially in cordage



Circa 1858

First Known Use of bowstring hemp

circa 1858


Learn More about bowstring hemp


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bowstring hemp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!