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Noun: bowstring hemp  'bow,string hemp
  1. Hemp obtained from the sansevieria
  2. Strong fibre that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage
  3. Grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fibre
    - sansevieria

Derived forms: bowstring hemps

Type of: agave, American aloe, century plant, hemp, natural fiber [US], natural fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: genus Sansevieria