sisal

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Etymology[edit]

Named after Sisal, Yucatán.

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sisal (plural sisals)

  1. A Central American plant, of the genus Agave, cultivated for its sword-shaped leaves that yield fibers used for rope.
  2. The fibre of the plant.
  3. (rare) A sisal mat.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 456:
      Our bedding consisted of a single sisal or straw mat.

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