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
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Literary usage of Ixtle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."