jute


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

noun \ˈjüt\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

jute

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Either of two herbaceous annuals (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, in the linden family), or their fibre. The plants grow 10–12 ft (3–4 m) high and have long, serrated, tapered, light green leaves and small yellow flowers. Jute has been grown and processed in the Bengal area of India and Bangladesh since ancient times. Its biggest use is in burlap sacks and bags, which are used to ship and store many agricultural products. High-quality jute cloths are used as backing for tufted carpets and hooked rugs. Coarser jute fibres are made into twines, rough cordage, and doormats.

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