Tampico fiber
Tampico fiber Tam*pi"co fi"ber or Tampico fibre Tam*pi"co fi"bre A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name. [1913 Webster]

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  • Tampico fiber — Ixtle Ix tle, Ixtli Ix tli([i^]x tl[ e]), n. 1. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of {Agave rigida}, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also {pita}, and {Tampico fiber}. [Written also {istle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tampico fiber — nuodingoji agava statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Agave lechuguilla), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agave lechuguilla angl. Tampico fiber isp. ixtle de lechuguilla; lechuguilla; mescal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tampico fiber — noun also tampico hemp pē(ˌ)kō Usage: usually capitalized T Etymology: from Tampico, Mexico : istle b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tampico fibre — Tampico fiber Tam*pi co fi ber or Tampico fibre Tam*pi co fi bre A tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tampico hemp — noun see tampico fiber * * * a stiff fiber obtained from the leaves of various species of Agave, as A. falcata or A. sisalana. Also called Tampico fiber. [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tampico hemp — a stiff fiber obtained from the leaves of various species of Agave, as A. falcata or A. sisalana. Also called Tampico fiber. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Agave rigida — Ixtle Ix tle, Ixtli Ix tli([i^]x tl[ e]), n. 1. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of {Agave rigida}, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also {pita}, and {Tampico fiber}. [Written also {istle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • istle — Ixtle Ix tle, Ixtli Ix tli([i^]x tl[ e]), n. 1. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of {Agave rigida}, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also {pita}, and {Tampico fiber}. [Written also {istle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ixtle — Ix tle, Ixtli Ix tli([i^]x tl[ e]), n. 1. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of {Agave rigida}, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also {pita}, and {Tampico fiber}. [Written also {istle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ixtli — Ixtle Ix tle, Ixtli Ix tli([i^]x tl[ e]), n. 1. (Bot.) A Mexican name for a variety of {Agave rigida}, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also {pita}, and {Tampico fiber}. [Written also {istle}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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