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henequen

(hĕn`əkĭn): see sisal hempsisal hemp
[from Sisal, former chief port of Yucatan], important cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of the sisal hemp plant, an extensively cultivated tropical agave (family Agavaceae or Liliaceae).
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henequen

[′hen·ə·kən]
(materials)
A hard plant fiber, obtained from the leaves of the American agave (Agave fourcroydes) and other agave species; used to make rope, twine, and cord.