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jute

noun \ˈjüt\

: a natural fiber that is used for making rope and cloth

Full Definition of JUTE

:  the glossy fiber of either of two Asian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis) of the linden family used chiefly for sacking, burlap, and twine; also :  a plant producing jute

Origin of JUTE

Bengali jhuṭo
First Known Use: 1746

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Jute

noun \ˈjüt\

Definition of JUTE

:  a member of a Germanic people invading England from the Continent and settling in Kent in the fifth century
Jut·ish \ˈjü-tish\ adjective

Origin of JUTE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jutae Jutes, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Eotenas Jutes
First Known Use: 14th century

Other History Terms

agonistic, carpetbagger, enceinte, fief, historiography, paladin
JUTE Defined for Kids

jute

noun \ˈjüt\

Definition of JUTE for Kids

:  a strong glossy fiber from a tropical plant used chiefly for making sacks and twine
Medical Dictionary

jute

noun \ˈjüt\

Medical Definition of JUTE

:  the glossy fiber of either of two East Indian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis) of the linden family (Tiliaceae) formerly used in absorbent dressings

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