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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

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


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burlap

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noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Definition of burlap

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




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