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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

Resources and Citations

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

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