pangane

noun

pan·​ga·​ne
päŋˈgä(ˌ)nā
plural -s
1
: an East African bowstring hemp (Sansevieria kirkii)
2
: the strong leaf fiber of the pangane used for cordage

Word History

Etymology

probably from Pangani, river and town in Tanganyika Territory, East Africa

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“Pangane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pangane. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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