plural -s
: a tough resistant cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a South American bromeliad (Ananas sagenaria) that is closely related to the cultivated pineapple

Word History


Portuguese gravatá, caravatá, from Tupi carawatá, curuwatá

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“Gravata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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