sisal

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noun si·sal \ˈsī-səl, -zəl\

Definition of sisal

  1. 1a :  a strong white fiber used especially for cordage and twine —called also sisal hempb :  a widely cultivated Mexican agave (Agave sisalana) whose leaves yield sisal

  2. 2 :  any of several fibers similar to true sisal

Origin and Etymology of sisal

Sisal, port in Yucatán, Mexico


First Known Use: 1842


SISAL Defined for English Language Learners

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noun si·sal \ˈsī-səl, -zəl\

Definition of sisal for English Language Learners

  • : a strong white fiber made from a tropical plant


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sisal

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noun si·sal \ˈsī-səl, -zəl\

Definition of sisal for Students

  1. :  a long strong white fiber made from the leaves of a Mexican plant and used to make rope and twine


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