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Definition of the noun abaca

What does abaca mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abacas

  1. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
  2. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • scientific name: Musa textilis
    • synonym of abaca: Manila hemp
    • more generic terms: banana / banana tree = any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

Phrases with Abaca

  1. Bakera Abaca
  2. Astaena Abaca
  3. Krakatauia Abaca
  4. Mesembrinella Abaca
  5. Species Bakera Abaca
  6. Species Astaena Abaca
  7. Species Krakatauia Abaca

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abaca

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Google previewFiber production in the western hemisphere (1943)

by Lyster Hoxie Dewey

Abaca is a multicellular long fiber consisting of cylindrical strands of fibro- vascular bundles. The strands are 7 to 14...

Google previewCensus of the Philippine Islands (1905)

Taken Under the Direction of the Philippine Commission in the Year 1903, in Four Volumes ...

Abaca is a species of banana, the flower of which has the lower lip of the corolla almost without escutadora, and five stamens without rudiments of the sixth. The fruit is not edible, the leaves are 2 meters long and 30 centimeters wide, and the ...

Google previewSoutheast Asia (2004)

A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor by Keat Gin Ooi

ABACA (MANILA HEMP) Abaca is the name given to the fiber of the plant botanically known as Musa textilis,

Abaca is a hard fiber that does not absorb moisture, is resistant to water (even saltwater), and can be made into excellent cordage, ...

Google previewFibrous and Textile Materials for Composite Applications (2016)

by Sohel Rana, Raul Fangueiro

Abaca is a leaf fiber, composed of long slim cells that form part of the leaf supporting structure. The matured abaca plant consists of about 12 to 30 stalks radiating from a central root system [27]. Abaca fiber is extracted from the leaf sheath in a ...

Google previewThe Papermaker's Companion (2012)

The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper by Helen Hiebert

ABACA (the Philippine word for Manila hemp) Abaca is the leaf-stalk fiber of a type of banana plant (Musa textilis) that grows in the Philippines. It's a versatile, long-fibered pulp that produces strong sheets of paper. It can be beaten in a blender ...

Google previewDibble Sticks, Donkeys, and Diesels (1990)

Machines in Crop Production by Joseph K. Campbell

Abaca is a tropical plant requiring a hot and humid climate, heavy rainfall throughout the year, and well-drained soil. Abaca fiber is light buff and lustrous in color and the strongest of all the natural fibers.27 In addition to its use in cloth and ...

Google previewBast and Other Plant Fibres (2005)

by R R Franck

Abaca is a tropical plant which requires good soil and regular rain. The pseudo- stems are ready for harvesting on flowering. The stalk is cut off, or `topped' below the inflorescence with a sickle attached to a long pole and the pseudo-stalks are ...

Google previewCellulose and Cellulose Derivatives in the Food Industry (2014)

Fundamentals and Applications by Tanja Wuestenberg

Abaca is a native species of the genus banana in the banana family Musaceae, located in East Asia. It is used as a fibre plant and is mainly used for the production of salt water resistant ship hawser. b) Residues from pressing sugar cane. c) ...

Google previewBindweed (2005)

A Gardening Mystery by Janis Harrison

Abaca is a fabric made from the fibers of a plant that's related to the banana. Henequen is derived from the agave and is used to make rope and binder twine.

Google previewTechnical Bulletin (1949)

INTRODUCTION 2 ABACA is the most sought after of all cordage fibers ...

Google previewThe Potential of hte Non-Woof Fibre Paper Sector

Abaca is the most lucrative fibre to farm with established markets for its use in speciality papers such as teabags, meat-casings and cigarette papers. Maguey fibres produce low grade papers and salago is used to make speciality papers such ...

Google previewFibres (2012)

by Brink, M. & Achigan-Dako, E.G.

Diseases and pests Because abaca is a perennial and is usually vegetatively propagated, virus infections are a major concern. The most important viral diseases ...

Google previewChemical & Metallurgical Engineering (1921)

by Eugene Franz Roeber, Howard Coon Parmelee

Abaca is a hard, light, strong, resilient, durable structural fiber as described below , whereas true hemp is a tough, fibrous layer between the wood and the bark known as bast fiber which is characteristic of certain families of plants.

Google previewForensic Examination of Fibres, Second Edition (2002)

by James R. Robertson, Claude Roux, Ken Wiggins

The abaca is a perennial plant which thrives in a moist tropical climate with high humidity. The leaves are 40–50 cm wide and 1.5–2.3 m long, and are ready for harvesting when the blossom first appears. The fibres are recovered by stripping ...

Google previewDun's Review (1905)

The abaca is an herb, not a tree . That is, when it has once borne flowers and fruit its career is at an end.

Google previewLexicon of Plant Pests and Diseases (2013)

by Manuel Merino-Rodríguez

virus 1 see: Ruga bemisiae 1244 Marmor abaca ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

The total number of species for these three enormous families alone is approximately 62,000, roughly 25% of all the flowering plant species on earth A abaca: The abaca plant is a Philippine original and a close relative of “pakol,” which is a ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Philippines (2012)

by Artemio R. Guillermo

ABACA (MUSA TEXTILIS). A plant known worldwide as Manila hemp, abaca belongs to the banana family and is grown commercially in Mindanao and the Bicol region for the manufacture of marine cordage. Because the natural fiber of the ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

banana, plantain banane, plantain Obstbanane, Mehlbanane banana saging banano, plátano Musa ихних Née abaca, Manila hemp chanvre de Manille, abaca Manilahanf, Abaka cânhamo de Manila abacá, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Clothing and Textiles (2007)

by K. K. Maitra

Abaca : A vegetable leaf fiber derived from the Musa textilis plant. It is mainly grown in the Philippines but is also found, in smaller amounts, in Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia and Costa Rica. The fiber is obtained from the outer layer of the leaf.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

abaca (Musa textilis) See Musaceae. abaptation The ability of a species to prosper in a particular environment because of characteristics it has inherited. abaxial Directed away from the axis. ABC soil A soil in which the upper three (A, B, and ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Typical rondo designs include the two-couplet ABACA (common throughout the history of the rondo and its predecessor, the French Baroque *rondeau), the multicouplet or serial ABACADA type (also characteristic of the rondeau as well as of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, Concise (2013)

by Herman F. Mark

Abaca The abaca fiber is obtained from the leaves of the bananalike plant (same genus) Musa textilis (banana family, Musaceae). The stalk has leaf sheaths that expand into leaves 1—2.5 m long, 10—20 cm wide, and 10 mm thick at the ...

Google previewThe Complete Farmer: Or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry ... (1807)

In which Everything Valuable from the Best Writers on this Subject Will be Extracted ...

Abaca,. a sort of hemp or flax much cultivated in the Philippine Islands, of which there are two kinds, the white and the grey; from the former a very fine linen is woven, but the latter is chiefly used in the making of ropes and cordage.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pest Management (2002)

by David Pimentel, Ph.D.

Crops reported to be promising for IPM include peanuts, shallot, soya, tea, cacao, abaca, bananas, and cut flowers. Constraints to IPM have been found to be poor institutional capacity to integrate stakeholders, no uniform understanding of ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

abaca See fiber, abaca. A-basis the population of values is expected to fall with a confidence of 95 percent. Also called A-allowable. See B-basis; population confidence interval; S-basis; typical basis. A-B-C analysis An inventory classification ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Ecotourism (2001)

by David Bruce Weaver

With pressure on the area for logging and mining the local village communities established the Abaca Cultural and Recreation Park. It consists of an ecolodge built from the remains of an old logging village, educational tours, and walk trails to ...

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