- a tropical American agave (Agave fourcroydes) cultivated for the hard fiber of the leaves
- the fiber, similar to sisal, used for making rope, twine, rugs, etc.
Origin of henequenSpanish henequén, jeniquén ; from Taino name in Yucatán
- A tropical American plant (Agave fourcroydes) having thick, sword-shaped leaves that yield a coarse reddish fiber used in making rope and twine.
- The fiber obtained from this plant.
Origin of henequenSpanish henequén, perhaps of Arawakan origin.