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n. - Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope; A plant fiber used for making rope.

Usage examples (38)
  • The fibre of the agave, known as sisal hemp, is used in the manufacture of rope, twine, mats, brushes, etc.
  • From materials such as sisal, bamboo, elephant grass
  • In the absence of asbestos, other fibres such as sisal, coir
  • This is "sisal," the shrub that could save the forests of The Gambia! for more
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