sisal

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noun si·sal \ ˈsī-səl , -zəl \

Definition of sisal

1 a :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

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Origin and Etymology of sisal

Sisal, port in Yucatán, Mexico


SISAL Defined for English Language Learners

sisal

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Definition of sisal for English Language Learners

  • : a strong white fiber made from a tropical plant


SISAL Defined for Kids

sisal

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noun si·sal \ ˈsī-səl , -zəl \

Definition of sisal for Students

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


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