Etymology
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lisle (n.)

in reference to fabric, thread, etc., 1851, from French Lisle, earlier spelling of Lille, city in northwest France where the thread was made. The name is apparently originally l'isle "the island," referring to its location.

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Definitions of lisle

lisle (n.)
a fabric woven with lisle thread;
lisle (n.)
a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton);
Synonyms: lisle thread
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