cantala


cantala
can•ta•la
[[t]kænˈtɑ lə[/t]] n. pl. -las
1) a cordage fiber obtained from the leaves of a tropical plant
Agave cantala[/ex]
2) pln the plant itself
Also called maguey
Etymology: 1910–15; < NL, the species name (orig. cantula)

From formal English to slang. 2014.