Mauritius Hemp

ALOE FIBRE or Mauritius Hemp
A fibre obtained from the leaves of various species of the Aloe plant growing in tropical countries, chiefly Africa (see Mauritius Hemp) ————————
MAURITIUS HEMP
Also known as aloe fibre and is obtained from the leaf of various species of aloe plants growing in tropical climates. The principal plant from which Mauritius fibre is obtained is the Furcrasa Fastida, grown in Mauritius Island. The fibre is whiter and softer than other hard fibres such as sisal and manila and is used for gunny bags, hammocks, etc. It is also mixed with sisal and manila for making cordage.

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  • Mauritius hemp — a tropical American plant, Furcraea foetida, having large, fleshy leaves, cultivated as a source of a hemplike fiber. Also called cabuya. * * * ▪ plant (species Furcraea gigantea),Portuguese  Piteira,  French  Aloe,    plant of the family agave… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • Mauritius-hemp — didysis agavūnas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pluoštinis augalas (Furcraea foetida), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Furcraea foetida angl. giant cabuya; green aloe; Mauritius hemp vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Aloe Hemp — A fibre obtained from the Sansevieria zeylanica, and is very similar to Mauritius hemp. The fibres are twisted similar to a rope, but in flat tape form …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Cabulla Hemp — CABUJA, or CABULLA HEMP The local term in Central America and the West Indies for the Mauritius Hemp …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aloe Fibre — or Mauritius Hemp A fibre obtained from the leaves of various species of the Aloe plant growing in tropical countries, chiefly Africa (see Mauritius Hemp) …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Furcraea — Taxobox name = Furcraea image width = 240px image caption = Furcraea foetida in Hawaii regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Agavaceae genus = Furcraea genus authority = Vent. subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • Фуркрея — ? Фуркрея …   Википедия

  • Cabuja — CABUJA, or CABULLA HEMP The local term in Central America and the West Indies for the Mauritius Hemp …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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