Mauritius hemp

noun

variants or less commonly Mauritius
plural -es
: a hard fiber obtained from the leaves of the giant cabuya and used chiefly for cordage and sacking
especially : this fiber as grown on the island of Mauritius

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“Mauritius hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mauritius%20hemp. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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