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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spar·ter·ie n.  Articles made of the blades or fiber of the Lygeum Spartum and Stipa tenacissima (syn. Macrochloa tenacissima), kinds of grass used in Spain and other countries for making ropes, mats, baskets, nets, and mattresses.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·fa or Al·fa grass, n. A plant (Macrochloa tenacissima) of North Africa; also, its fiber, used in paper making.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Es·par·to n.  Bot. A species of Spanish grass (Macrochloa tenacissima), of which cordage, shoes, baskets, etc., are made. It is also used for making paper.