Ix"tle, Ix"tli (ix"tlE), n. (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.]


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Ix"tle Ix"til (?), n.

The fine, soft fiber of the bromeliaceous plant Bromelia sylvestris.


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