sisal hemp

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sisal grass \Si*sal" grass`\, Sisal hemp \Si*sal" hemp`\,
   The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana, or American
   aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal, a port in
   Yucatan. See Sisal hemp, under Hemp.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hemp \Hemp\ (h[e^]mp), n. [OE. hemp, AS. henep, h[ae]nep; akin
   to D. hennep, OHG. hanaf, G. hanf, Icel. hampr, Dan. hamp,
   Sw. hampa, L. cannabis, cannabum, Gr. ka`nnabis, ka`nnabos;
   cf. Russ. konoplia, Skr. [,c]a[.n]a; all prob. borrowed from
   some other language at an early time. Cf. Cannabine,
   1. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Cannabis ({Cannabis
      sativa}), the fibrous skin or bark of which is used for
      making cloth and cordage. The name is also applied to
      various other plants yielding fiber.
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   2. The fiber of the skin or rind of the plant, prepared for
      spinning. The name has also been extended to various
      fibers resembling the true hemp.
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   African hemp, Bowstring hemp. See under African, and

   Bastard hemp, the Asiatic herb Datisca cannabina.

   Canada hemp, a species of dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum),
      the fiber of which was used by the Indians.

   Hemp agrimony, a coarse, composite herb of Europe
      (Eupatorium cannabinum), much like the American boneset.

   Hemp nettle, a plant of the genus Galeopsis ({Galeopsis
      Tetrahit}), belonging to the Mint family.

   Indian hemp. See under Indian, a.

   Manila hemp, the fiber of Musa textilis.

   Sisal hemp, the fiber of Agave sisalana, of Mexico and

   Sunn hemp, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant
      (Crotalaria juncea).

   Water hemp, an annual American weed (Acnida cannabina),
      related to the amaranth.
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