from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of istle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
- n. The fine, soft fiber of the bromeliaceous plant Bromelia sylvestris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as istle.
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