cantala


can·ta·la

noun \kan-ˈtä-lə\

Definition of CANTALA

:  a hard fiber produced from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala)

Origin of CANTALA

New Latin, specific epithet of Agave cantala, perhaps from Sanskrit kaṇṭala babul, from kaṇṭa thorn
First Known Use: 1911

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