from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fine, smooth, tightly twisted thread spun from long-stapled cotton.
- n. Fabric knitted of this thread, used especially for hosiery and underwear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of strong cotton thread.
- n. Cloth woven from lisle thread.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A city of France celebrated for certain manufactures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a fabric woven with lisle thread
- n. a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)
After Lisle (Lille), France.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Lisle, France, where it was first produced. (Wiktionary)