Definition of henequen
: a strong yellowish or reddish hard fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical American agave (Agave fourcroydes) found chiefly in Yucatán and used especially in making twine and rope; also : a plant that yields henequen
Origin of henequen
First Known Use: 1880
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