Definition of Manila maguey

1. Noun. Hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants.

Exact synonyms: Cantala, Cebu Maguey
Generic synonyms: Fiber, Fibre



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manila Maguey

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manila maguey (current term)
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Literary usage of Manila maguey

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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"manila maguey. This is a hard fiber similar to sisal, but not quite so strong. It is obtained from the leaves of the Manila ..."

2. Report of the Governor General of the Philippine Islands by Philippines Governor (1907)
"This sample is infinitely better than the old salt-water-retted, hand-cleaned manila maguey. It is not quite as strong as sisal, but finer in texture. ..."

3. The Story of Twine by International Harvester Company (1912)
"manila maguey, mauritius, and istle, together with some other varieties of hard fibre, have been used to a limited extent with fair success. ..."

4. Yearbook of the United States Department of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1912)
"manila maguey is a comparatively new fiber in the market. It is produced in the Philippines from the leaves of the manila maguey plant (Agave cantala). ..."

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