noun (1)
\ ˈjüt How to pronounce jute (audio) \

Definition of jute

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the glossy fiber of either of two Asian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis) of the linden family used chiefly for sacking, burlap, and twine also : a plant producing jute


noun (2)
\ ˈjüt How to pronounce Jute (audio) \

Definition of Jute (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of a Germanic people invading England from the Continent and settling in Kent in the fifth century

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Noun (2)

Jutish \ ˈjü-​tish How to pronounce Jute (audio) \ adjective

Examples of jute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Made from jute or rope-like material from a plant, the espadrille dates back to 13th-century France and was later popularized in 1970 by Yves Saint Laurent, who worked with heritage label Castañer to design a heeled version of the traditional shoe. Lauren Caruso, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 May 2022 The handwoven design is crafted from 100% natural jute and is durable enough for high-traffic areas. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2021 The cotton and jute rope basket has a band of fringe around the middle and a knotted handle for a unique appearance. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Mar. 2022 Hand woven with softened jute, the gorgeous rug has a half-inch pile. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 9 Oct. 2021 Covering these are layers of jute, cotton, rubberized fiber, and wool. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 21 July 2021 Think of incorporating color fused with warm textures like crunchy linen and jute to imbue homey comforts and a cheerful energy. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 10 July 2021 As for textures, Gelfand prefers natural wool or a mix of jute and chenille for maximum comfort. Kari Molvar, Vogue, 7 May 2021 Behind the concept are Raan and Lindsay Parton, whose brands Apolis (signature jute market bags) and Alchemy Works (jewelry and accessories) are in the mix at the 21,000-square-foot location. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of jute

Noun (1)

1746, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jute

Noun (1)

Bengali jhuṭo

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jutae Jutes, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Eotenas Jutes

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“Jute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jute. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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\ ˈjüt How to pronounce jute (audio) \

Kids Definition of jute

: a strong glossy fiber from a tropical plant used chiefly for making sacks and twine


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Medical Definition of jute

: the glossy fiber of either of two Asian plants (Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis) of the linden family (Tiliaceae) formerly used in absorbent dressings

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