pita thread
Pita Pi"ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the {Agave Americana} and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also {pita fiber}, and {pita thread}. (b) The plant which yields the fiber. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • Pita — Pi ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the {Agave Americana} and other related species, used for making cordage and paper. Called also {pita fiber}, and {pita thread}. (b) The plant which yields the fiber. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pita fiber — Pita Pi ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the {Agave Americana} and other related species, used for making cordage and paper. Called also {pita fiber}, and {pita thread}. (b) The plant which yields the fiber. [1913 Webster] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pita — pita1 [pēt′ə] n. [AmSp < Taino, thread from agave fibers] 1. any of various agave plants yielding a fiber used in paper, etc. 2. the fiber pita2 [pēt′ə] n. [ModHeb pita (< SE Judezmo) or ModGr pitta (see PIZZA)] …   English World dictionary

  • pita — (Sp. model spelled same [píta], of uncertain origin, probably from the Caribbean)    1) Clark: 1760s. A fiber obtained from the agave or maguey plant or from another similar plant.    2) A bag, box, rope, or net made from pita fiber. The DRAE… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • Agave Americana — Pita Pi ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the {Agave Americana} and other related species, used for making cordage and paper. Called also {pita fiber}, and {pita thread}. (b) The plant which yields the fiber. [1913 Webster] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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