Origin of abacáTagalog
- A bananalike plant (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines and having broad leaves with long stalks.
- The fibers obtained from the stalks of this plant, used to make cordage, fabric, and paper. Also called manila . Also called Manila hemp .
Origin of abacaSpanish abacá from Tagalog abaka
(countable and uncountable, plural abacas)