cantala


cantala
noun
1. hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants
Syn: ↑Cebu maguey, ↑manila maguey
Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre
2. Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
Syn: ↑maguey, ↑Agave cantala
Hypernyms: ↑agave, ↑century plant, ↑American aloe
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Agave

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\\kan.ˈtälə\ noun (-s)
Etymology: origin unknown
: a hard fiber produced from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala) grown especially in the Philippines and used for coarse twines (as binder twine) — called also Cebu maguey, maguey, manila maguey

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/kan tah"leuh/, n.
1. a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant, Agave cantala.
2. the plant itself. Also called maguey.
[1910-15; < NL, the species name (orig. cantula), appar. < Skt kantala a mimosa genus]

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cantala /kanˈta-lə/
noun
A coarse fibre used in making strong thread or twine, obtained from a tropical American plant (Agave cantala)
ORIGIN: Origin unknown

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • cantala — [kan′tə lə, kan tä′lə] n. [< ?] a hard fiber derived from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala): used in making twine …   English World dictionary

  • cantala — Maguey Mag uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantala — Maguey Mag uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cantala — /kan tah leuh/, n. 1. a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant, Agave cantala. 2. the plant itself. Also called maguey. [1910 15; < NL, the species name (orig. cantula), appar. < Skt kantala a mimosa genus] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

  • cantala — noun Etymology: New Latin, specific epithet of Agave cantala, perhaps from Sanskrit kaṇṭala babul, from kaṇṭa thorn Date: 1911 a hard fiber produced from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cantala — kantalinė agava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Agave cantula), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agave cantula angl. Bombay aloe; Bombay hemp; cantala; Cebu maguey; Manila maguey; maquey… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cantala — can•ta•la [[t]kænˈtɑ lə[/t]] n. pl. las 1) a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant Agave cantala[/ex] 2) pln the plant itself Also called maguey • Etymology: 1910–15; < NL, the species name (orig. cantula) …   From formal English to slang

  • cantala — can·ta·la …   English syllables

  • Cantala-Agave — kantalinė agava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Agave cantula), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agave cantula angl. Bombay aloe; Bombay hemp; cantala; Cebu maguey; Manila maguey; maquey… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Agave cantala — Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia