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