sisal

play
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

sisal

play
noun si·sal \ˈsī-səl, -zəl\

Definition of sisal for English Language Learners

  • : a strong white fiber made from a tropical plant


SISAL Defined for Kids

sisal

play
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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sisal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a leading champion of a cause

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ