Definition of sisal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsaɪsl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsaɪsl//
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strong fibres made from the leaves of a tropical plant also called sisal, used for making rope, floor coverings, etc. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Sisal, the name of a port in Yucatán, Mexico.
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