sisal

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a tropical plant (Agave rigida) which yields a hard fibre used for making binder twine and mats

Construction

  • A fiber from the leaves of the sisal plant; used in making rope and cord, and as reinforcing in plaster.
  • A durable natural fiber used as a floor covering, derived from leaves of the sisal plant.

Publishing

  • noun plant fibre, used to make rope and also kraft paper
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