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noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Definition of burlap

  1. 1 :  a coarse heavy plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture

  2. 2 :  a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing

Examples of burlap in a Sentence

  1. The bag is made of burlap.

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Origin and Etymology of burlap

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BURLAP Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of burlap for English Language Learners

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


BURLAP Defined for Kids

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noun bur·lap \ˈbər-ˌlap\

Definition of burlap for Students

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



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