1A large herbaceous Philippine plant of the banana family that yields Manila hemp.
- Musa textilis, family Musaceae
- The abaca plant, a type of banana, grows in the Philippines.
- The principal cash crops are coconuts, bananas, pineapples, sugar, tobacco, and abaca.
- Important export crops are abaca, copra (dried coconut meat), pineapple, sugar, and tobacco.
Mid 18th century: via Spanish from Tagalog abaká.
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