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)

History and Etymology for fique

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

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“Fique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fique. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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