bowstring hemp


bowstring hemp

bowstring hemp Word Origin noun

  1. any of various fibrous plants of the genus Sansevieria, of Asia and Africa, having stiff, erect, variegated or mottled leaves, cultivated in the U.S. as an ornamental.

Origin of bowstring hemp First recorded in 1865–70 British Dictionary definitions for bowstring hemp bowstring hemp noun

  1. a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria

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