Mauritius hemp

noun
variants: or less commonly Mauritius
plural -es

Definition of Mauritius hemp

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mauritius%20hemp. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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