from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Mexican and Central American plant (Agave sisalana) widely cultivated for its large, sword-shaped leaves that yield stiff fibers used for cordage and rope.
- n. The fiber of this plant or of other members of the genus Agave.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A Central American plant, of the genus Agave, cultivated for its sword-shaped leaves that yield fibers used for rope.
- n. The fibre of the plant.
- n. A sisal mat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Sisal hemp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
- n. a plant fiber used for making rope
American Spanish, after Sisal, a town of southeast Mexico in the Yucatán.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Sisal, Yucatán. (Wiktionary)