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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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sisal

[ˈsaɪzəl] nsisal m
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sisal

nSisal m
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sisal

[ˈsaɪsl] nsisal f inv
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sisal

(ˈsaisəl) noun, adjective
(of) a type of fibre from a kind of Central American plant, used in making ropes etc.
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References in periodicals archive ?
[USPRwire, Tue Aug 27 2019] Global Sisal Market Overview Agave sisalana, the botanical name of Sisal, is an endemic tropical plant whose leaves provide hard natural fiber, that can be used to produce ropes, carpets, twines and sacks.
In low land areas farmers are planting sisal and cotton while in highland areas they have planted coffee, tea and pyrethrum, Longyangapuo said.
[ClickPress, Tue Aug 27 2019] Global Sisal Market Overview Agave sisalana, the botanical name of Sisal, is an endemic tropical plant whose leaves provide hard natural fiber, that can be used to produce ropes, carpets, twines and sacks.
"Sisal grows well in these regions, despite the temperatures rising to 30-40 degrees.
Apres l'annonce en decembre, Sisal a signe l'adoption d'un nouveau modele financier pour la SGLN.
On the occasion, Head of Convent of Jesus and Marry Pakistan Sister Mary Sisal said that positive role of the minorities can never be ignored in national solidarity, inter-faith harmony and development.
Sisal is located on the north-east coast of the Yucatan State, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Up to the mid-1970s, Tan- zania was the largest producer and exporter of sisal in the world and the industry employed over 1m farmers and factory workers.
Thereafter, however, production began to decline due to the drop in world prices as synthetic nylon substitutes became more popular, A further factor in the decline was the nationalisation of sisal estates under the socialist policies of the country's post-independence government.
Ramires and Frollini [24] used the Izod unnotched impact test to investigate the impact properties of sisal fibre reinforced tannin-phenolic composites.