fique

noun
fi·​que | \ˈfē(ˌ)kā\
plural -s

Definition of fique 

: a strong durable fiber obtained from the leaves of a succulent tropical American plant of the genus Furcraea : cabuya also : any of several plants that yield fique (such as Furcraea macrophylla, F. andina, and F. foetida synonym F. gigantea)

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History and Etymology for fique

American Spanish, probably from Quechua ppiqui, phiqui thread, fiber, vein

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