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crocus sack

noun, Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States) .
1.
a burlap bag.
Also called crocus bag, croker sack.
Origin of crocus sack
1780-1790
1780-90; origin uncertain
Regional variation note
See gunnysack.
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