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.
Origin and Etymology of burlap
First Known Use: circa 1696
BURLAP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of burlap for English Language Learners
: a strong, rough fabric that is used mostly for making bags
BURLAP Defined for Kids
Definition of burlap for Students
: a rough cloth made usually from jute or hemp and used mostly for bags
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