istle

[ ist-lee ]
/ ˈɪst li /
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noun

a fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.

Nearby words

  1. isthmus of auditory tube,
  2. isthmus of fauces,
  3. isthmus of thyroid,
  4. isthmus of uterine tube,
  5. isthmus of uterus,
  6. istomin,
  7. istria,
  8. isv,
  9. isère,
  10. it

Also ixtle.

Origin of istle

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

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British Dictionary definitions for istle

istle

ixtle

/ (ˈɪstlɪ) /

noun

a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc

Word Origin for istle

C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli

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