bowstring hemp

noun

Definition of bowstring hemp

: any of various Asian and African sansevierias also : its soft tough leaf fiber used especially in cordage

First Known Use of bowstring hemp

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bowstring hemp was in 1809

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“Bowstring hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowstring%20hemp. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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