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istle

[ist-lee] /ˈɪst li/
noun
1.
a fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
Also, ixtle.
Origin of istle
1880-1885
1880-85; < Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle < Nahuatl īchtli
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istle

/ˈɪstlɪ/
noun
1.
a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli
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