henequen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish henequén, probably of Taino origin.

Noun[edit]

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henequen (plural henequens)

  1. a tropical American agave, Agave fourcroydes, whose thick, sword-shaped leaves yield a coarse reddish fibre used in making rope etc
  2. the fibre from this plant (sometimes mistakenly called sisal)