Ixtle - definition of ixtle by The Free Dictionary
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ixtle (ˈɪkstlɪ; ˈɪst-)
(Textiles) a variant of istle
is•tle (ˈɪst li)
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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The burro's owner whips him with an ixtle
rope--tree product of Nahuatl vocabulary (frequently included in Poniatowska's texts)--to no avail, the burro does not budge.