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1) abaca. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...plant, used to make cordage, fabric, and paper. Also called manila, Manila hemp. Spanish abaca, from Tagalog abaka....

2) abaca. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...abacá, see Manila hemp....

3) Manila hemp. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See abaca (sense 2)....

4) manila. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. often Manila or Manilla A cheroot made in Manila. 2. See abaca (sense 2). 3. Manila paper. 4. A light yellow brown....

5) Manila hemp. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...native Philippine Islands, where it has been cultivated since the 16th cent. and is known as abaca. The abaca is in no way related to the true hemp; it is of the...

6) Samar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...which it is separated by the narrow San Juanico Strait). It has commercial coconut and abaca plantations. There are important lumbering, fishing, and mining industries;...

7) banana. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fiber, the banana is of the same genus as the extremely valuable fiber plant Manila hemp, or abaca, and is also related to the bird-of-paradise flower. Along with...

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