natural fiber

Definitions of natural fiber
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n fiber derived from plants or animals

Synonyms:
natural fibre
Types:
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pandanus
fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats)
New Zealand cotton
a fiber from the bast of New Zealand ribbon trees that resembles cotton fiber
bowstring hemp
strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage
bast, bast fiber
strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
animal fiber, animal fibre
fiber derived from animals
plant fiber, plant fibre
fiber derived from plants
staple, staple fiber, staple fibre
a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
buntal
fine white Philippine fiber from stalks of unopened leaves of talipot palms; used in making hats
flax
fiber of the flax plant that is made into thread and woven into linen fabric
cotton, cotton fiber, cotton wool
soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
hemp
a plant fiber
horsehair
hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
jute
a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
kapok, silk cotton, vegetable silk
a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
red silk cotton
a plant fiber from the red silk-cotton tree of eastern India; inferior to kapok
straw
plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
raffia, raphia
leaf fibers of the raffia palm tree; used to make baskets and mats etc.
silk
animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders
sisal, sisal hemp
a plant fiber used for making rope
wool
fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
Type of:
fiber, fibre
a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

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