Definition of gunnysack
: a sack made of a coarse heavy fabric (such as burlap)
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But instead of bagging his finds in bottles and gunnysacks, Venter is capturing their DNA on filter paper and shipping it to be sequenced and analyzed at his headquarters in Rockville, Maryland.
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Origin and Etymology of gunnysack
gunny coarse fabric, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Hindi gon sack, Punjabi gūṇī
First Known Use: 1799See Words from the same year
GUNNYSACK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunnysack for English Language Learners
: a large bag made of rough, heavy cloth (such as burlap)
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