sisal
noun Etymology: Sisal, port in Yucatán, Mexico Date: 1842 1. a. a strong durable white fiber used especially for hard fiber cordage and twine — called also sisal hemp b. a widely cultivated Mexican agave (Agave sisalana) whose leaves yield sisal 2. any of several fibers similar to true sisal

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  • sisal — sisal …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • SISAL — Originaires du Yucatán, sisal et henequen donnent des «fibres dures» utilisées pour la corderie, la ficelle, les sacs de ramassage, l’ameublement. Le sisal se reproduit par bulbes et drageons. Tolérant les climats arides (400 mm de pluie), il… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sisal — SISÁL, sisali, s.m. Plantă textilă cultivată în regiunile tropicale, cu tulpina foarte scurtă şi frunze lungi crescute în rozetă, din care se extrag fibre foarte rezistente (Agave sisalana). ♦ Fibră textilă asemănătoare cu manila, obţinută din… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sisal — Sm (Fasern zur Herstellung von Schnüren usw.) per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Nach der mexikan. Stadt Sisal.    Ebenso nndl. sisalhennep, ne. sisal, nfrz. sisal, nschw. sisalhampa, nisl. sísal. Name …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • sisal — ► NOUN 1) a Mexican agave with large fleshy leaves, cultivated for the fibre it yields. 2) fibre made from the sisal plant, used especially for ropes or matting. ORIGIN named after the port of Sisal in Yucatán, Mexico …   English terms dictionary

  • sisal — [sī′səl, sis′əl] n. [after Sisal, Yucatán, a former seaport (< Maya, lit., cold waters)] 1. a strong fiber, similar to the related henequen, obtained from the leaves of an agave (Agave sisalana) native to S Mexico and now cultivated throughout …   English World dictionary

  • sisal — 1843, from Sisal, port in Yucatan, from which the rope making fiber was exported …   Etymology dictionary

  • sisal — s. m. 1. Designação comum às plantas do gênero Agave, que fornecem fibra para a indústria têxtil. = HENEQUÉM 2. Fibra extraída dessas plantas. = HENEQUÉM 3. Tecido feito com essa fibra.   ‣ Etimologia: espanhol sisal …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • sisal — sustantivo masculino 1. (no contable) Fibra de la pita empleada en la fabricación de cuerdas, sacos o esteras: Hemos comprado una estera de sisal …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Sisal — Sisal, kleiner Hafenplatz im mexikanischen Staat Yucatan, 50 km nordwestlich von Merida, mit offener Reede, Fort, Leuchtturm, Ausfuhr von Sisalhanf (Henequen), Tauen und (1900) 110 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sisal — Sisal, Hafenstadt im mexik. Staate Yucatán, 3852 E …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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