istle

noun
is·​tle | \ ˈist-lē How to pronounce istle (audio) \

Definition of istle

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

First Known Use of istle

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for istle

American Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl īchtli

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“Istle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/istle. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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