plant fibre

Definitions of plant fibre
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n fiber derived from plants

Synonyms:
plant fiber
Types:
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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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