African hair


Definition of African hair

: a fiber obtained from the leaves of hemp palm and used for mattress stuffing and also made into a fabric resembling haircloth

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First Known Use of African hair

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“African hair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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