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jute

[joot] /dʒut/
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
1740-1750
1740-50; < Bengali jhuṭo
Related forms
jutelike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jutelike

jute

/dʒuːt/
noun
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
Word Origin
C18: from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit jūta braid of hair, matted hair

Jute

/dʒuːt/
noun
1.
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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Word Origin and History for jutelike

jute

n.

plant fiber, 1746, from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit juta-s "twisted hair," related to jata "braid of hair," of unknown origin, probably from a non-Indo-European language.

Jute

Old English Eotas, one of the ancient Germanic inhabitants of Jutland in Denmark; traditionally they were said to have settled in Kent and Hampshire during the 5c. invasion of Britain. The name is related to Old Norse Iotar.

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