- a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
is•tle (ist′lē),USA pronunciation n.
- Plant Biology, Textilesa fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
- Nahuatl īchtli
- Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle
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istle /ˈɪstlɪ/, ixtle n
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