Mauritian hemp

Mauritian hemp
Mauritian hemp,
1. a plant of the amaryllis family grown in Mauritius, that yields a tough fiber used to make heavy cord and coarse cloth.
2. the fibers of this plant.

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  • mauritius hemp — noun also mauritius ( es) Usage: usually capitalized M : a hard fiber obtained from the leaves of the giant cabuya and used chiefly for cordage and sacking; especially : this fiber as grown on the island of Mauritius * * * a tropical American… …   Useful english dictionary