A pale cream fibre obtained from the leaf of the sisal plant (Agave sisalana Perrine).The fibre from other Agave plants, and particularly from henequen (Agave fourcroydes Lemaire) resembles sisal very closely and indeed is sometimes also termed ‘sisal’.
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A vegetable fiber that is made into strong, coarse twine. It is used for binder twine, but should not be used to tie fleeces.
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