a hard fiber derived from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala): used in making twine
Origin of cantalafrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A species of agave (Agave cantala) cultivated chiefly in warm regions of the Old World for its leaf fibers.
- The fiber of this plant, used for twine, rope, and nets.
Origin of cantalaNew Latin specific epithet perhaps from Sanskrit ka&nlowdot;&tlowdot;alah babul from ka&nlowdot;&tlowdot;ah thorn