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Glossary Item

Fique : fique

Effective 2 July 2019

Preferred Term: fique

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Plants in the genus Furcraea are used to produce a fibre called fique, cabuya or pita. The fibre comes from Central and South America and is sometimes referred to sisal or hemp. Fique is used in the production of string, rope, mats and handicrafts.

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