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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.

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Origin of istle

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