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jute definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
2: a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Bengali jhu?o Date: 1746 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

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin Jutae Jutes, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Eotenas Jutes Date: 14th century a member of a Germanic people invading England from the Continent and settling in Kent in the fifth century Jutish adjective

Britannica Concise

Either of two herbaceous annuals (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius) in the linden family, or their fiber. The plants grow 10-12 ft (3-4 m) high and have long, serrated, tapered, light-green leaves and small yellow flowers. Jute has been grown and processed in the Bengal area of India (and of present-day Bangladesh) since ancient times. Its biggest use is in burlap sacks and bags, which are used to ship and store many agricultural products. High-quality jute cloths are used as backing for tufted carpets and hooked rugs. Coarser jute fibers are made into twines, rough cordage, and doormats.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a member of a Low-German tribe that settled in Britain in the 5th-6th c. Derivatives: Jutish adj. Etymology: repr. med.L Jutae, Juti, in OE Eotas, Iotas = Icel. Iótar people of Jutland in Denmark

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a rough fibre made from the bark of E. Indian plants of the genus Corchorus, used for making twine and rope, and woven into sacking, mats, etc. 2 either of two plants Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius yielding this fibre. Etymology: Bengali jhoto f. Skr. juta = jata braid of hair

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jute Jute (j[=u]t), n. [Hind. j[=u]t, Skr. j[=u][.t]a matted hair; cf. ja[.t]a matted hair, fibrous roots.] The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius, and C. capsularis; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jutes Jutes (j[=u]ts), n. pl. sing. Jute. (Ethnol.) Jutlanders; one of the Low German tribes, a portion of which settled in Kent, England, in the 5th century.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Jute is a substance that is used to make cloth and rope. It comes from a plant which grows mainly in South-East Asia.


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