burlap

noun
bur·​lap | \ ˈbər-ˌlap \

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.

Recent Examples on the Web

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 The original hot-air balloons were invented by two bored brothers out of a burlap sack. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Here's a Guide for Reinventing the World If Your Time Machine Gets Stuck in the Past," 18 Sep. 2018 Cut patches from burlap and attach with small masking tape strips. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018 Thread count does not take the quality of the fabric into account, however, meaning sheets made from burlap could have the same thread count as those manufactured from cashmere. Jodi Helmer, ELLE Decor, "Beddings Basics," 19 Oct. 2011 To hang, string a piece of wire through the back top of the burlap. Good Housekeeping, "Christmas Crafts: Homemade Stockings," 4 Nov. 2010 Cut burlap belt and hot-glue around base of squash. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "50+ Creative Pumpkin Carving Ideas for Halloween," 25 July 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of burlap

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

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