Silk grass

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Description

Any fine, silky fiber obtained from plants of the genus Furcraea, such as pineapple fiber. See Piña.

Synonyms and Related Terms

pita; pina

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996