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Related to ixtle: istle
Variant of istle.
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(Textiles) a variant of istle
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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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