Definition of Chinese silk plant
1. Noun. Tall perennial herb of tropical Asia with dark green leaves; cultivated for the fiber from its woody stems that resembles flax.
Group relationships: Boehmeria, Genus Boehmeria
Generic synonyms: Bog Hemp, False Nettle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinese Silk Plant
Literary usage of Chinese silk plant
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1. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1889)
"Figs, sycamores, mulberries, hemp, and the ramie (Chinese silk) plant all flourish. The plane tree, the walnut, the edible pine, and a considerable variety ..."
2. A History of the Preparation of the World for Christ by David Riddle Breed (1891)
"“Figs, sycamores, mulberries, hemp and the ramie (Chinese silk ) plant, all flourish. “The plane tree, the walnut, the edible pine and a considerable ..."