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also ix·tle (ĭs′lē, ĭst′-)
See pita2.

[American Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli.]
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(ˈɪstlɪ) or


(Textiles) a fibre obtained from various tropical American agave and yucca trees used in making carpets, cord, etc
[C19: from Mexican Spanish ixtle, from Nahuatl ichtli]
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(ˈɪst li)

also ixtle

a fiber from any of several tropical American agave or yucca plants, used in making bagging, carpets, etc.
[1880–85; < Mexican Spanish istle, ixtle < Nahuatl īchtli]
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