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
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Malvales" [Accessed May 4, 2001].
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996