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sisal (sisal hemp) Plant native to Central America and cultivated in Mexico, Java, e Africa, and the Bahamas. Fibres from the leaves are used for rope, matting, and twine. Family Agavaceae; species Agave sisalana. See also agave

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si·sal / ˈsisəl; ˈsī-/ • n. a Mexican agave (Agave sisalana, family Agavaceae) with large fleshy leaves, cultivated for fiber production. ∎  the fiber made from this plant, used esp. for ropes or matting.

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sisal See AGAVE.

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sisal (fibre of) species of Agave, etc. XIX. f. name of a port in Yucatan, Mexico.