cantala

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noun can·ta·la \kan-ˈtä-lə\

Definition of cantala

  1. :  a hard fiber produced from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala)

Origin and Etymology of cantala

New Latin, specific epithet of Agave cantala, perhaps from Sanskrit kaṇṭala babul, from kaṇṭa thorn


First Known Use: 1911


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