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noun is·tle \ˈist-lē\

Definition of istle

  1. :  a strong fiber (as for cordage or basketwork) obtained from various tropical American plants (as an agave)



Origin of istle

American Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl īchtli


First Known Use: 1883

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