burlap

noun
bur·​lap | \ ˈbər-ˌlap How to pronounce burlap (audio) \

Definition of burlap

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

Examples of burlap in a Sentence

The bag is made of burlap.

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Another fabric that can evoke a farmhouse vibe is burlap, which can be used in furniture, pillows and decorative accents. Sarah Wesley Lemire, courant.com, "Refresh Your Home With Farmhouse Touches," 25 June 2019 The museum agreed, and the massive block of granite was wrapped in burlap and shipped overseas. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The Penn Museum Just Floated a 12-Ton Sphinx Out a Window," 13 June 2019 Then tweezers out, camera out, slip the sliver of bone into bag, number it and tuck it into the burlap sack. Elizabeth Rush, National Geographic, "These women are changing the landscape of Antarctic research," 7 Mar. 2019 Her lucid, moody figure paintings, on rough burlap or found fabrics, mix realism and fiction in unexpected ways—one just made its L.A. debut in Sadie Coles’s booth at Frieze. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "As Frieze Los Angeles Opens, Three Young California Artists Are Reinventing What Figurative Painting Can Be," 15 Feb. 2019 In the courtyard, the love seat is from a flea market, the burlap sofas are custom, the throws on the sofas are goatskin, and the pillows are made from a Malinese fabric. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "The Vivacious 18th-Century Marakesh Medina of Two L.A. Transplants," 28 Dec. 2018 Hack urged anyone planting a new tree to be sure to remove the wire cage, burlap wrapping and twine to avoid interfering with root development. Graydon Megan, chicagotribune.com, "Elmhurst College groundskeeper shows some of the 900 trees making up the campus' certified arboretum," 17 June 2018 The custom bookshelves are mahogany, the burlap-and-tinsel chandelier is by Sean Daly, and the rug is by Society Limonta. Rima Suqi, ELLE Decor, "How an Abandoned Texas Home Is Restored Into an Ethereal Country Getaway," 20 Sep. 2018 First, trace the stocking shape from the template below onto white burlap (find it at fabric or crafts stores). Good Housekeeping, "Christmas Crafts: Homemade Stockings," 4 Nov. 2010

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First Known Use of burlap

circa 1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burlap

origin unknown

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burlap

noun

English Language Learners Definition of burlap

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

burlap

noun
bur·​lap | \ ˈbər-ˌlap How to pronounce burlap (audio) \

Kids Definition of burlap

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

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