istle

istle

[ist-lee]
noun
a fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
Also, ixtle.


Origin:
1880–85; < Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle < Nahuatl īchtli

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istle or ixtle (ˈɪstlɪ)
 
n
a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
 
[C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli]
 
ixtle or ixtle
 
n
 
[C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli]

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