variants: or less commonly cabuja or cabulla \ kəˈbüyə \
plural -s

Definition of cabuya

1 : any of several hard fibers (as sisal, cajun, or Mauritius hemp)
2 : a plant yielding cabuya — see giant cabuya

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First Known Use of cabuya

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabuya

Spanish, from Taino

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“Cabuya.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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