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burlap

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noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Simple Definition of burlap

  • : a strong, rough fabric that is used mostly for making bags

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of burlap

  1. 1 :  a coarse heavy plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture

  2. 2 :  a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing

Examples of burlap in a sentence

  1. The bag is made of burlap.



Origin and Etymology of burlap

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1696


BURLAP Defined for Kids

burlap

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noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Definition of burlap for Students

  1. :  a rough cloth made usually from jute or hemp and used mostly for bags




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