gunny

noun

gun·​ny
ˈgənē,
-ni
variants or gunny cloth
plural -es
1
: a strong coarse loosely woven material made from jute for bagging and sacking
2
: burlap

Word History

Etymology

Hindi ganī, goṇī, from Sanskrit goṇī sack, probably of Dravidian origin; akin to Kanarese gōṇi sack

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“Gunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunny. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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