pua hemp

\ ˈpüə- \

Definition of pua hemp

1 : an East Indian shrub (Maoutia puya) of the family Urticaceae the bast fiber of which is used for cordage
2 : the fiber of the pua hemp shrub

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pua of unknown origin

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“Pua hemp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pua%20hemp. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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