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grass cloth

or grasscloth

a fabric made from tough vegetable fibers, used for table linens, wall coverings, etc.
Also called Canton linen, China grass cloth.
Origin of grass cloth
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He probably confounded the yucca with the ramie plant of the East, of which grass cloth is made.

    The Beginners of a Nation Edward Eggleston.
British Dictionary definitions for grass cloth

grass cloth

a cloth made from plant fibres, such as jute or hemp
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