noun \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: burlapper
Previous Word in the Dictionary: burladero
All Words Near: burlap

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up burlap? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).