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istle

noun is·tle \ˈist-lē\

Definition of ISTLE

:  a strong fiber (as for cordage or basketwork) obtained from various tropical American plants (as an agave)
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Origin of ISTLE

American Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl īchtli
First Known Use: 1883

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

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