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.
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. -->
© Webster 1913.