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A fiber, also known as pineapple fiber, obtained from the large leaves of the pineapple plant grown in tropical countries. Piña (also spelled pina) is a natural fiber (see illustration) that is white and especially soft and lustrous. In the Philippines, it is woven into piña cloth, which is soft, durable, and resistant to moisture. Piña is also used in making coarse grass cloth, as well as in manufacturing of mats, bags, and clothing. See also: Fiber crops; Natural fiber; Pineapple
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