crin vegetal


crin ve·​ge·​tal
plural crins vegetal or crin vegetals
: the fiber of the European hemp palm

Word History


French crin végétal, literally, vegetable hair

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crin vegetal was in 1859

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“Crin vegetal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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