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si·sal

 (sī′səl)
n.
1. A cultivated agave (Agave sisalana) originally of Mexico and Central America, widely grown for its large, sword-shaped leaves that yield stiff fibers used for cordage and rope.
2. The fiber of this plant or of other agaves.

[American Spanish, after Sisal, a town of southeast Mexico in the Yucatán.]

sisal

(ˈsaɪsəl)
n
1. (Plants) a Mexican agave plant, Agave sisalana, cultivated for its large fleshy leaves, which yield a stiff fibre used for making rope
2. (Textiles) the fibre of this plant
3. (Textiles) any of the fibres of certain similar or related plants
Also called: sisal hemp
[C19: from Mexican Spanish, named after Sisal, a port in Yucatán, Mexico]

si•sal

(ˈsaɪ səl, ˈsɪs əl)

n.
1. Also called si′sal hemp`. a fiber yielded by an agave, Agave sisalana, of Yucatán, used esp. for making rope or rugs.
2. the plant itself.
[1835–45; after Sisal, port in Yucatán]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sisal - a plant fiber used for making ropesisal - a plant fiber used for making rope  
rope - a strong line
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
2.sisal - Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. ropesisal - Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
Translations
سيزال: نبات تُصْنَع الحِبال من أليافه
sisal
sisal
szizál
sísalhampur
sizalis
sizals
sisalsisalový
sisal keneviri

sisal

[ˈsaɪsəl] N (= material) → sisal m, henequén m (LAm); (= fibre) → pita f, sisal m

sisal

[ˈsaɪzəl] nsisal m

sisal

nSisal m

sisal

[ˈsaɪsl] nsisal f inv

sisal

(ˈsaisəl) noun, adjective
(of) a type of fibre from a kind of Central American plant, used in making ropes etc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Agcn'e sisalana waste was collected after the process of decortication of the leaves, on a sisal farm located in Valente, in the state of Bahia (S 11[degrees]24'53.
Close the resin mixture coated surface with a laminated sheet and then with glass for smooth surface finish and for perfect heat transfer while reaction between resin mixtures and sisal & coal ash.
In a labor-intensive action reminiscent of the threading of vinyl tubing seen in Hesse's Accession II (1967) and the thousands of nails hammered into planks in Winsor's Nail Piece (1970), Miller nailed individual strands of sisal to the wall, their length and position predetermined on a grid.
Tanzania sisal industry: Auditing and characterization of sisal post-harvest wastes as a bioresource for biorefining.
In April and May, the highest values were presented in the northwest region, along the coast of Sisal and Progreso.
Os residuos das frutas foram compostos basicamente por cascas e sementes e cedidos por agroindustrias que produzem polpas de frutas situadas na cidade de Valenca, Bahia; a raspa de mandioca foi obtida de cascas de farinha na regiao de Cruz das Almas, Bahia, composto basicamente de casca, entrecasca e raspa; o fruto do licuri, a mucilagem e feno de sisal foram obtidos na regiao de Valente, Bahia; o residuo de cervejaria e o bagaco de cana-de-acucar foram obtidos na regiao de Feira de Santana, Bahia, enquanto os residuos do biodiesel, torta de amendoim, torta de licuri, torta de girassol, torta de dende e torta de mamona, foram provenientes de agroindustrias de diferentes regioes da Bahia.
Sisal SISAL is a strong, versatile, hardwearing and anti-static natural fibre and can be used in most rooms, although it's not suitable for high-moisture ones.
According to our study performed on the statistical analysis of fiber size and aspect ratio distribution in the same composites (15), the median fiber lengths weighted in surface are 167 and 650 [micro]m for 40 wt% flax and 40 wt% sisal based composites, respectively (see Table 1).
As a child, Odundo would sit with his mother and strip off the husk of the sisal leaf by hand.
IH twine was made of either sisal or manila fibers, or a blend of the two.
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The leaves from the sisal plant were crushed between pair of anvil rollers under pressure to remove the water and other liquid contents from its leaves.