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is•tle  (istlē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biology, Textilesa fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
Also,  ixtle. 
  • Nahuatl īchtli
  • Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle
  • 1880–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
istle /ˈɪstlɪ/, ixtle n
  1. a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
Etymology: 19th Century: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli
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