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A strong, shiny, white fiber obtained from the stems of the Abroma augustus tree native to India. Abroma is primarily used for twine, rope, burlap, backing for carpeting, and webbing.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Abroma augustus; devil's cotton; perennial Indian hemp; abrome; ambroma

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

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