noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

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

Full Definition of BURLAP

:  a coarse heavy plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture
:  a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing

Examples of BURLAP

  1. The bag is made of burlap.

Origin of BURLAP

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1696
BURLAP Defined for Kids


noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Definition of BURLAP for Kids

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


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