noun Etymology: Spanish henequén Date: 1880 a strong yellowish or reddish hard fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical American agave (Agave fourcroydes) found chiefly in Yucatán and used especially in making twine and rope; also a plant that yields henequen

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  • henequen — [hen′i ken΄, hen΄i ken′] n. [Sp henequén, jeniquén < native (Taino) name in YUCATÁN] 1. a tropical American agave (Agave fourcroydes) cultivated for the hard fiber of the leaves 2. the fiber, similar to sisal, used for making rope, twine, rugs …   English World dictionary

  • Henequen — (Hennequin), s. Agave und Agavefaser …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Henequen — Henequen, die Faser der Agave (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • *henequen — ● henequen nom masculin Nom mexicain du sisal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • henequén — sustantivo masculino 1. Variedad de pita, planta …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • henequén — (Quizá de or. maya). m. Planta amarilidácea, especie de pita1 …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • henequen — /hen euh kin/, n. the fiber of an agave, Agave fourcroydes, of Yucatán, used for making ropes, coarse fabrics, etc. Also, henequin. [1875 80; < AmerSp henequén, earlier geniquén, jeniquén, heniquén, perh. < an indigenous language of Hispaniola,… …   Universalium

  • Henequén — ► sustantivo masculino México BOTÁNICA Planta amarilidácea de hojas largas, estrechas y rígidas con espinas pequeñas en los bordes, de la que se extrae una fibra con la que se fabrican cuerdas y esteras. (Agave fourcroydes.) * * * henequén (¿de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • henequen — jukataninė agava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Agave fourcroydes), paplitęs Meksikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agave fourcroydes angl. henequen agave; Yucatan hemp; Yucatan sisal; Mexican sisal; white… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Henequen — Taxobox name = Henequen image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Asparagales familia = Agavaceae genus = Agave species = A. fourcroydes binomial = Agave fourcroydes binomial authority = Lem.Henequen …   Wikipedia

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