sisal

noun
si·​sal | \ ˈsī-səl How to pronounce sisal (audio) , -zəl \

Definition of sisal

1a : a strong white fiber used especially for cordage and twine

called also sisal hemp

b : a widely cultivated Mexican agave (Agave sisalana) whose leaves yield sisal
2 : any of several fibers similar to true sisal

Examples of sisal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made with pet-safe, natural materials, including wood and sisal, this apple stick bundle is packed with flavors and is sure to keep your furry friend happily gnawing away for hours. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 June 2022 Felines can take paws and claws to the posts wrapped in thick sisal. Nina Molina, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Short-weaves made from polypropylene or sisal are durable and easy to clean. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 June 2021 Wills took a page from her days at Ralph Lauren Home and layered sisal and striped Dash and Albert rugs together with blue and white patterned pillows and Anthropologie chairs. Tommy Agriodimas., House Beautiful, 9 Feb. 2021 That trip was apparently prevented, but clearly that didn't keep the ship from continuing its journeys, which also involved taking sisal fiber and paying passengers to Cuba. Mark Stevenson, Star Tribune, 15 Sep. 2020 That trip was apparently prevented, but clearly that didn’t keep the ship from continuing its journeys, which also involved taking sisal fiber and paying passengers to Cuba. Mark Stevenson, chicagotribune.com, 15 Sep. 2020 Carpet, hardwood, a sisal rug, and even a shag number in the nursery (probably not the best decision in hindsight, what with the dog and all). Patricia Shannon, Southern Living, 14 May 2020 Giving cats a place to perch and hide, such as on a fur or sisal cat tree, appeals to their instincts as prey, as cats are both predator and prey. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of sisal

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sisal

Sisal, port in Yucatán, Mexico

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“Sisal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sisal. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for sisal

sisal

noun
si·​sal | \ ˈsī-səl How to pronounce sisal (audio) , -zəl \

Kids Definition of sisal

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

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Nglish: Translation of sisal for Spanish Speakers

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