from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A very strong, coarse cloth, made from jute, flax, or hemp, and used to make sacks etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A coarse heavy material made of jute, flax, hemp, or manila, and used for wrappings and in upholstery: commonly in the plural.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. coarse jute fabric


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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