Aloe Fibre

Aloe Fibre
ALOE FIBRE or Mauritius Hemp
A fibre obtained from the leaves of various species of the Aloe plant growing in tropical countries, chiefly Africa (see Mauritius Hemp)

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • aloe — /ˈæloʊ / (say aloh) noun (plural aloes) 1. any plant of the liliaceous genus Aloe, chiefly African, various species of which yield a drug (aloes) and a fibre. 2. (often plural construed as singular) a bitter purgative drug, the inspissated juice… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Алойная пенька — (франц. chanvre d aloès, англ. mexican grass, aloe fibre) желтовато белая пряжа, добываемая из листьев большинства видов Алоэ и Агаве. Она очень похожа на пеньку манилы, только менее длинные и блестящие волокна чрезвычайно делимы, хотя они всегда …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Mauritius hemp — a tropical American plant, Furcraea foetida, having large, fleshy leaves, cultivated as a source of a hemplike fiber. Also called cabuya. * * * ▪ plant (species Furcraea gigantea),Portuguese  Piteira,  French  Aloe,    plant of the family agave… …   Universalium

  • aloès — [ alɔɛs ] n. m. • 1160; aloéXIIe; lat. aloe, mot gr. ♦ Plante (liliacées) des climats chauds et secs, aux feuilles acérées, charnues et cassantes. ♢ Aloès médicinal : suc concentré de l aloès, purgatif très amer. ⇒ chicotin. Pilules d aloès. Adj …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Spinnfasern — (Textilfasern), gewisse pflanzliche und tierische Gewebselemente oder Ausscheidungen, die mittels des Spinnprozesses (bei der Rohseide mittels des Filierens) zu einem Faden (Garn , Gespinstfaden) vereinigt werden können. Von dem einzigen aus dem… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • angiosperm — /an jee euh sperrm /, n. Bot. a plant having its seeds enclosed in an ovary; a flowering plant. Cf. gymnosperm. [ANGIO + SPERM] * * * ▪ plant Introduction       any member of the more than 300,000 species of flowering plants (division Anthophyta) …   Universalium

  • drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …   Universalium

  • Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …   Universalium

  • Agriculture and Food Supplies — ▪ 2007 Introduction Bird flu reached Europe and Africa, and concerns over BSE continued to disrupt trade in beef. An international vault for seeds was under construction on an Arctic island. Stocks of important food fish species were reported… …   Universalium

  • Laxative — Laxatives (purgatives, aperients) are foods, compounds, or drugs taken to induce bowel movements or to loosen the stool, most often taken to treat constipation. Certain stimulant, lubricant, and saline laxatives are used to evacuate the colon for …   Wikipedia

  • Agave —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Agave (mythologie grecque).  …   Wikipédia en Français

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