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

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How to choose the best dry body brush Body brushes can be constructed with materials like wood and synthetic or natural bristles made from plant fibers like sisal (derived from agave). April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, "What Is "Dry Brushing" and Can It Really Cure Cellulite?," 31 July 2019 The custom rugs, especially, with motifs that range from plus signs to sisal diamonds, convey structure without reading too harsh. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "This Brian J. McCarthy-Designed Hamptons Home is Filled with the Unexpected," 13 Mar. 2019 People like you, European people, tore down most of our forests 110 years ago to plant sisal. Tom Downey, WSJ, "Exploring Madagascar Is Now Easier Than Ever," 18 July 2018 Sea grass or sisal are good alternatives for homes with pets. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "What is a Jute Rug?," 20 Feb. 2019 The light colors, sisal rugs, and coastal lighting fixtures were all inspired by the casual East Coast beach life. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Goop's New Nantucket Store Looks Like the Ideal Summer Home," 28 May 2019 Accent pieces with rich texture, such as a wool throw, sisal rug, and even unglazed ceramic vases, balance the room. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Everything You Need to Know About High-Gloss Paint," 22 May 2019 Rugs made of sisal, bamboo, sea grass, and even hemp have proven to be a favorite for top designers and families with pets and children, but another style that's just as popular is jute. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "What is a Jute Rug?," 20 Feb. 2019 Meaningful accents like these are given space to breathe against thoughtful neutrals, like a caramel ottoman and a sisal rug. House Beautiful, "There's Pattern in Every Room of This Designer's Happy Home," 7 Mar. 2019

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sisal

: a strong white fiber made from a tropical plant

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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