kenaf

noun
ke·​naf | \kə-ˈnaf \

Definition of kenaf 

: an African hibiscus (Hibiscus cannabinus) widely cultivated for its fiber also : the fiber used especially for making paper and cordage

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Flexform Kafus Bio-Composites Elkhart, Indiana Flexform combines polypropylene with the rugged natural fibers of hemp and kenaf – a relative of the cotton plant – to create a lightweight, high-strength nonwoven moldable material. David Pescovitz, WIRED, "Stuff Love," 1 Jan. 2001

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First Known Use of kenaf

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kenaf

Persian

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