canapina

noun
ca·​na·​pi·​na | \ ˌkanəˈpēnə\
plural -s

Definition of canapina

: the fine silky strong fiber of the Indian mallow

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History and Etymology for canapina

American Spanish, from Italian canapino hempen, from canapa hemp, from Late Latin canapis, cannapis, from Latin canabis, cannabis, probably from Greek kannabis

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