plural -s
: 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)

Word History


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

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“Fique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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