abaca

noun ab·a·ca \ ˌa-bə-ˈkä , ˈa-bə-ˌ \

Definition of abaca

1 :a strong fiber obtained from the leafstalk of a banana (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines called also Manila hemp
2 :the plant that yields abaca

Origin and Etymology of abaca

Spanish abacá, from Tagalog abaká



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