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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.