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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.
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Isoenzymatic variation and phylogenetic relations between henequen Agave furcroydes Lem.
In a journalistic manner, Kim describes the fate of the Korean workers within the context of newspaper articles which documented the growing awareness of the inhuman treatment the Koreans were receiving at the hands of henequen plantation owners:
Allen Wells contends that henequen on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico was the only possible export crop, making some planters very wealthy as they oppressed the Maya peasantry.
Agriculture authorities in the Yucatan Peninsula also reported the loss of 150,000 ha of corn, 60,000 ha of citrus, and an undetermined amount of henequen.
The Second Conquest of Latin America: Coffee, Henequen, and Oil, during the Export Boom 1850-1930 (Austin: Univ.
A replica of a 19th century henequen (sisal) hacienda with a factory showing how rope is made is also an upcoming project.
Netravali's research group is working with a number of fibers, including those obtained from kenaf stems, pineapple and henequen leaves, and banana stems.
Netravali's research group is working with a number of fibers including those obtained from kenaf stems, pineapple and henequen leaves and banana stems.
El negocio del henequen, que hace dos siglos convirtio a la peninsula de Yucatan en una de las regiones mas ricas de Mexico, recibe ahora un nuevo impulso.
The controversy at issue in Sisal Sales involved a conspiracy to control the importation of sisal, a fiber of the henequen plant in Mexico commonly used as binder twine for grain crops.
The manuscript of the Songs of Dzitbalche surfaced in Merida, Yucatan, in 1942 as eighteen pages of Spanish paper about 6" x 8-1/2", bound on one side with henequen thread.
In addition to agricultural components, there are labor activities for the maintenance of the facility and a henequen production plant that yields 150 balls of rope per week.