istle [ist-lee] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a fiber from any of several tropical American plants of the genus Agave or Yucca, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
Also ixtle. Origin of istle 1880–85; Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle Nahuatl īchtli Examples from the Web for istle Historical Examples of istle
Istle, is′tl, n. a valuable fibre obtained from a tropical American plant, also from several Mexican species of Agave.
British Dictionary definitions for istle istle ixtle noun
- a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
Word Origin for istle C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli