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 for Manila hemp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Manila hemp \Manila hemp\ n.
     1. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant ({Musa
        textilis), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the
        Philippine and other East India islands; -- called also by
        the native name abaca. From it matting, canvas, ropes,
        and cables are made.
  
     Syn: Manilla hemp, abaca.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A Philippine plant ({Musa textilis) having leafstalks
        that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc.;
        called also the abaca.
        [WordNet 1.5]

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,
     Canvas.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     African hemp, Bowstring hemp. See under African, and
        Bowstring.
  
     Bastard hemp, the Asiatic herb Datisca cannabina.
  
     Canada+hemp,+a+species+of+dogbane+({Apocynum+cannabinum">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
        Yucatan.
  
     Sunn hemp, a fiber obtained from a leguminous plant
        ({Crotalaria juncea).
  
     Water+hemp,+an+annual+American+weed+({Acnida+cannabina">Water hemp, an annual American weed ({Acnida cannabina),
        related to the amaranth.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Manila hemp
      n 1: a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the
           Philippines [syn: Manila hemp, Manilla hemp, abaca]
      2: Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila
         hemp used for rope and paper etc [syn: abaca, Manila
         hemp, Musa textilis]

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