Definition of African bowstring hemp

1. Noun. Bowstring hemp of South Africa.




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Afrasian language
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African Americans
African Lily
African Union
African anteater
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African bowstring hemp (current term)
African buffalo
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Literary usage of African bowstring hemp

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1. The Fibrous Plants of India Fitted for Cordage, Clothing, and Paper: With an by John Forbes Royle (1855)
"... been occasionally introduced into the markets of Europe, and by some thought superior to New Zealand Flax. They have been called African bowstring hemp. ..."

2. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"S. guineensis, known as African bowstring hemp, is grown in Guinea and in tropical America. The fibre somewhat resembles Manila hemp and is ..."

3. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1907)
"Sansevieria guineensis, known as African bowstring hemp, is grown in Guinea and in tropical America. The fibre somewhat resembles Manila hemp and is used ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"... the west coast of Africa, specimens of the fibre of which, alao fine and strong, have been brought to England under the name of African bowstring hemp. ..."

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