cantala

noun
can·​ta·​la | \ kan-ˈtä-lə How to pronounce cantala (audio) \

Definition of cantala

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

First Known Use of cantala

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cantala

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

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“Cantala.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cantala. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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