plant fiber

Definitions of plant fiber
  1. noun
    fiber derived from plants
    synonyms: plant fibre
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    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
    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.
    sisal, sisal hemp
    a plant fiber used for making rope
    deccan hemp, kenaf
    fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
    absorbent cotton
    cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
    bowstring hemp
    hemp obtained from the sansevieria
    long-staple cotton
    cotton with relatively long fibers
    short-staple cotton
    cotton with relatively short fibers
    Manila hemp, Manilla hemp, abaca
    a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
    type of:
    natural fiber, natural fibre
    fiber derived from plants or animals
    plant product
    a product made from plant material
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