a sack made of gunny or burlap.
Also called gunny-bag [guhn-ee-bag] .

1860–65; gunny + sack1

Crocus sack, croker sack, grass sack, and towsack are widely used in the Southern U.S. as synonyms for gunnysack; crocus sack is used especially in the South Atlantic States and croker sack in the Gulf States, while grass sack and towsack are used especially in the South Midland U.S. Barley sack is a Southwestern U.S. term, used especially in California. Unabridged
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a bag made of burlap 
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Example sentences
The burly body remains respectably taut, a gunnysack full of cantaloupes and
When laid flat, each gunnysack must be no larger than two feet by three feet.
After he's exchanged the water, he ties a gunnysack around the top of each can.
Once found, each rabbit was put in a gunnysack or box and ferried to bunny
  mounds and other high ground.
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