Origin of sisal
Examples from the Web for sisal
The essential feature in the economic production of sisal hemp is machinery for separating the fibre from the pulp of the leaf.Commercial Geography|Jacques W. Redway
A pair was on the mudflats among mangroves at Sisal, of which the male was taken on August 7.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
Sisal hemp has been introduced, and there is a large plantation of it W. of Honolulu.
Sisal also lacks the flexibility of Manila, being much more stiff and harsh.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Sisal hemp, which I found much like our yucca or "bear grass," is but little grown.Where Half The World Is Waking Up|Clarence Poe
Word Origin for sisal
1883, short for Sisal hemp or grass (1843), from Sisal, port in Yucatan, from which the rope-making fiber was exported.