- a Philippine plant, Musa textilis.
- the fiber of this plant, used in making rope, fabrics, etc.
- Another use of mats is in the baling of two of the staple products of the Philippines, tobacco and abaca.
- Weavers of abaca left their looms and hung out of the windows to talk with their neighbours about the great event.
- Carigara is open to coast trade, exports large quantities of hemp, raises much rice, and manufactures cotton and abaca fabrics.
- Seated at her window she would hear a roaring tattoo in the grove of abaca palms to the south.
- The abaca is produced from the fibrous parts of the bark of the wild banana tree, found in the Philippines.