Plant fiber

   Natural fiber made from fruit or vegetable plants. Vegetable fibers include cotton, linen, flax, jute, ramie, sisal, and hemp. An example of a fruit fiber is coconut, which is not only durable but has inherent wicking properties. Stalks of wheat, rice, and barley are made into straw, bamboo, and grass fibers.

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  • plant fiber — noun fiber derived from plants • Syn: ↑plant fibre • Hypernyms: ↑natural fiber, ↑natural fibre, ↑plant product • Hyponyms: ↑buntal, ↑flax, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Fiber — Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiber gun — Fiber Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fiber plants — Fiber Fi ber, Fibre Fi bre,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.] 1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle. [1913 Webster] 2. Any fine, slender thread,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fiber — (Brit. fibre) ► NOUN 1) a thread or filament from which a plant or animal tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed. 2) a substance formed of fibres. 3) dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, that are resistant to the… …   English terms dictionary

  • Fiber — The parts of plants that cannot be digested, namely complex carbohydrates. Also known as bulk or roughage. Complex carbohydrates from plants are rich in starch and fiber. Examples of plants that provide complex carbohydrates (fiber) are fresh… …   Medical dictionary

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