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A type of fiber used for rope made from the agave plant. Named after the port of Sisal in Yucatan, Mexico.


Type of fine coffee, produced in or shipped from Yemen. Toponym from port of Mocha in Yemen > Arabic “al-Muka.”

A flat-topped conical red hat with a black tassel on top, Turkish “fes” after the town of Fez, Morocco, where it was chiefly made.

Felt hat with curled brim and tapered top with a lengthwise crease. Toponym from city of Homburg, Germany, where it was first worn.

Sweating room in a bath. Toponym named after Spartan “Laconia” where such rooms were apparently first used.