jute

jute

[joot]
noun
1.
a strong, coarse fiber used for making burlap, gunny, cordage, etc., obtained from two East Indian plants, Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, of the linden family.
2.
either of these plants.
3.
any plant of the same genus.

Origin:
1740–50; < Bengali jhuṭo

jutelike, adjective
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Jute

[joot]
noun
a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.

Jutish, adjective
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jute (dʒuːt)
 
n
1.  either of two Old World tropical yellow-flowered herbaceous plants, Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius, cultivated for their strong fibre: family Tiliaceae
2.  this fibre, used in making sacks, rope, etc
 
[C18: from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit jūta braid of hair, matted hair]

Jute (dʒuːt)
 
n
a member of one of various Germanic tribes, some of whom invaded England in the 6th century ad, settling in Kent

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jute
plant fiber, 1746, from Bengali jhuto, from Skt. juta-s "twisted hair," related to jata "braid of hair," of unknown origin, probably from a non-I.E. language.

Jute
O.E. Eotas, one of the ancient Gmc. inhabitants of Jutland in Denmark; traditionally, during the 5c. invasion of England, they were said to have settled in Kent and Hampshire. The name is related to O.N. Iotar.
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