Definition of Ixtle

1. n. 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.



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

Definition of Ixtle

1. istle [n -S] - See also: istle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ixtle

ixias
ixiolite
ixl
ixnay
ixocutis
ixodes
ixodian
ixodiasis
ixodic
ixodicide
ixodicides
ixodid
ixodids
ixora
ixoras
ixtle (current term)
ixtles
ixtli
iyoba
iyobas
iyokan
iyokans
izakaya
izakayas
izar
izard
izards
izars
izba
izbas

Literary usage of Ixtle

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1. Source Book for the Economic Geography of North America by Charles Carlyle Colby (1921)
"It is expected that the production of ixtle will increase as commercial conditions improve ... It is then sold in small amounts to the various ixtle-buyers, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"None of the ixtle-pro- ducing plants has been cultivated for fiber ... (In trade quotations the name is usually spelled istle, instead of the Mexican ixtle. ..."

3. The Isthmus of Tehuantepec: Being the Results of a Survey for a Railroad to by J. J. Williams (1852)
"... or ixtle of the Isthmus, which differs in some respects from the agave americana of Europe, \\\Q pulque de, maguey of Mexico, and the agave sisalana of ..."

4. Official Catalogue of the Mexican Exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition at by Mexico (1901)
"ixtle (fiber). 112. Secretaría de Fomento, México, DF Collection of fibers. ... ixtle and sisal hemp. 119. Zorrilla, Federico José, Costa Chica, Oaxaca. ..."

5. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"Process of twisting ixtle fiber into twine 243 XLVII. ... Instruments used in extracting ixtle fiber 248 L. Articles made from ixtle fiber 350 LI. ..."

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