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Pi"ta (?), n. [Sp.] Bot. (a)

A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread.

(b)

The plant which yields the fiber.

<-- pita, pita bread. a thin flat bread that is formed in two layers, to make a pocket into which other foods may be placed. -->

 

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