fique

noun fi·que \ˈfē(ˌ)kā\

Definition of fique

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of fique

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


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