Sisal grass
Sisal grass Si*sal" grass`, Sisal hemp Si*sal" hemp`, The prepared fiber of the {Agave Americana}, or American aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See {Sisal hemp}, under {Hemp}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sisal hemp — Sisal grass Si*sal grass , Sisal hemp Si*sal hemp , The prepared fiber of the {Agave Americana}, or American aloe, used for cordage; so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See {Sisal hemp}, under {Hemp}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sisal — /suy seuhl, sis euhl/, n. 1. Also called sisal hemp. a fiber yielded by an agave, Agave sisalana, of Yucatán, used for making rope, rugs, etc. 2. the plant itself. [1835 45; short for Sisal grass or hemp, named after Sisal, port in Yucatán] * * * …   Universalium

  • grass line — noun : a coir rope * * * grass line noun A sisal rope, used on boats, that floats on the surface of the water (also grass rope) • • • Main Entry: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agave Americana — Sisal grass Si*sal grass , Sisal hemp Si*sal hemp , The prepared fiber of the {Agave Americana}, or American aloe, used for cordage; so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See {Sisal hemp}, under {Hemp}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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