cantala


cantala
Maguey Mag"uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the {Agave atrovirens}, a Mexican plant used especially for making {pulque}, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor {mescal}; and the {cantala} ({Agave cantala}), a Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See {Agave}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the Philippine Agave cantala ({Agave cantala}); also called {cantala}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.