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NOUN (2)

1. hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants;
[syn: cantala, Cebu maguey, manila maguey]

2. Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine;
[syn: maguey, cantala, Agave cantala]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Maguey \Mag"uey\, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of Agave, such as the century plant (Agave Americana), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the Agave atrovirens, a Mexican plant used especially for making pulque, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor mescal; and the cantala (Agave cantala), a Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See Agave. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] 2. A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the Philippine Agave cantala (Agave cantala); also called cantala. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cantala n 1: hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants [syn: cantala, Cebu maguey, manila maguey] 2: Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine [syn: maguey, cantala, Agave cantala]