bowstring hemp definition by Webster's New World
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- hemplike fiber from the leaves of certain sansevierias
bowstring hemp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several tropical African and Asian perennial plants of the genus Sansevieria, having thick, swordlike, spine-tipped leaves grouped in rosettes.
- The fibers of any of these plants, used for bowstrings, cordage, mats, and nets.