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The common name given to 2 species of Corchorus (family Tiliaceae) and the fibre derived from their bark. The fibre is used in the manufacture of fabrics for industrial and agricultural bags, canvas, and strong cordage. When compared with other similar fibrous raw materials, its consumption is second only to cotton and it is favoured because of its low cost.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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