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Definition of jute

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: 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
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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 Natural materials such as light-toned wood, jute, leather, ceramic, and live plants will continue to furnish homes in the new year, says Alessandra Wood, vice president of style at Modsy. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 Interior Design Trends Everyone Will Be Trying in 2021, According to Experts," 7 Dec. 2020 The house-signature Bar jacket has been loosened in proportion, then fabricated in jute or fabrics woven by Le Costantine Foundation, which is dedicated to passing down local artisanal techniques while providing employment for women. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "Community, Craft, Collaboration: How Maria Grazia Chiuri Engaged the Town of Lecce for Dior Resort," 23 Oct. 2020 Interiors are heavy on organic materials — bamboo, jute, linen, and straw — and have lots of natural light and Ecuadoran art. Nancy Trejos, Travel + Leisure, "The Cool New Cruise Ships Coming to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands," 3 Oct. 2020 Many practitioners prefer yoga mats made with more natural or sustainable materials, such as cotton or jute. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best yoga mat of 2020," 22 Sep. 2020 Natural fibers, like jute, are durable and have an earthy, neutral look, while patterned outdoor rugs can bring a burst of color to a home’s exterior. Sarah Baird, House Beautiful, "Outdoor Flooring," 14 Sep. 2020 Both are handcrafted in Alicante, Spain, and made with buttery-soft leather and genuine jute. Kami Phillips, Travel + Leisure, "Everlane Just Launched a Comfy Flat Version of Kate Middleton’s Go-to Summer Shoe Style," 11 June 2020 Made from handwoven jute, the piece makes a serious design statement and is especially handy in spaces without ample windowsill or counter space. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "Create An Indoor Garden at Home With These Plants and Plant Accessories," 1 June 2020 Urban Outfitters also has a soft jute body brush to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation, plus other luscious bath and body products. oregonlive, "Preparing to be seen in public again? Show off these stylish face masks and appearance enhancers," 14 May 2020

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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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The first known use of jute was in the 14th century

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“Jute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jute. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jute

: a natural fiber that is used for making rope and cloth


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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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