kenaf

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noun ke·naf \kə-ˈnaf\

Definition of kenaf

  1. :  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.

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Origin and Etymology of kenaf

Persian


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