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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“Fique.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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