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Definitions of abaca:

part of speech: noun

The plant, Musa textilis, and its product, Manila hemp.

Usage examples for abaca:

  • There is also a species of banana the fruit of which is not good to eat, but from which raw silk is formed, called abaca which is used to make clothes, and all kinds of cordage. "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière
  • The province exports about twice as much rice as it consumes; a large quantity to Albay, which, less adapted for the cultivation of rice, produces only abaca and a fair share to North Camarines, which is very mountainous, and little fertile. "The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes", Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  • Almost all our clothing is knitted and woven by our wives; the abaca or vegetable silk, from the forest supplies us the thread that is necessary; we do not know what money is, we do not require any. "Adventures in the Philippine Islands", Paul P. de La Gironière

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