a fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
Origin of istle
1880–85; < Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle < Nahuatl īchtli
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Istle, is′tl, n. a valuable fibre obtained from a tropical American plant, also from several Mexican species of Agave.
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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