Hull fiber

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Description

Fibers obtained from the dry outer covering of a fruit, seed, nut, or husk. Hull fibers are obtained from cotton, kapok, and coconuts. The short fibers obtained from the outer covering of the cottonseed are called linters.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hull fibre; fibra de semilla (Esp.); vezel van een bolster (Ned);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998