Musa textilis
Hemp Hemp (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp, Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos; cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from some other language at an early time. Cf. {Cannabine}, {Canvas}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Cannabis} ({Cannabis sativa}), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to various other plants yielding fiber. [1913 Webster]

2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for spinning. The name has also been extended to various fibers resembling the true hemp. [1913 Webster]

{African hemp}, {Bowstring hemp}. See under {African}, and {Bowstring}.

{Bastard hemp}, the Asiatic herb {Datisca cannabina}.

{Canada hemp}, a species of dogbane ({Apocynum cannabinum}), the fiber of which was used by the Indians.

{Hemp agrimony}, a coarse, composite herb of Europe ({Eupatorium cannabinum}), much like the American boneset.

{Hemp nettle}, a plant of the genus {Galeopsis} ({Galeopsis Tetrahit}), belonging to the Mint family.

{Indian hemp}. See under {Indian}, a.

{Manila hemp}, the fiber of {Musa textilis}.

{Sisal hemp}, the fiber of {Agave sisalana}, of Mexico and Yucatan.

{Sunn hemp}, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant ({Crotalaria juncea}).

{Water hemp}, an annual American weed ({Acnida cannabina}), related to the amaranth. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Musa textilis — Musa Mu sa, prop. n.; pl. {Mus[ae]}. [NL., fr. Ar. mauz, mauza, banana.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana ({Musa sapientum}), the plantain ({Musa paradisiaca} of Linn[ae]us, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa textilis — Abaca Abaca …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Musa textilis — Abacá Abacá (Musa textilis) Systematik Klasse: Einkeimblättrige (Liliopsida) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Musa textilis — Manila hemp Manila hemp n. 1. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant ({Musa textilis}), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; called also by the native name {abaca}. From it matting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa textilis — Manila hemp Manila hemp n. 1. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant ({Musa textilis}), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; called also by the native name {abaca}. From it matting,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa textilis — pluoštinis bananas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bananinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Musa textilis), paplitęs Filipinuose, plačiai auginamas kitur. atitikmenys: lot. Musa textilis angl. abaca; abaca banana; Manila hemp vok. Faser Banane; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Musa textilis — Abaca Ab a*ca ([a^]b [.a]*k[.a]), n. [The native name.] The Manila hemp plant ({Musa textilis}); also, its fiber. See {Manila hemp} under {Manila}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa textilis — Bandala Ban*da la, n. A fabric made in Manila from the older leaf sheaths of the abaca ({Musa textilis}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa textilis — ID 55223 Symbol Key MUTE6 Common Name abaca Family Musaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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