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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 of jute
1740-1750
1740-50; < Bengali jhuṭo
Related forms
jutelike, adjective

Jute

[joot] /dʒut/
noun
1.
a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.
Related forms
Jutish, adjective
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  • If so, what would be more natural than for him to conclude that jutes as well as Angles helped to subdue the country.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • What are the reasons for connecting these with the jutes and Angles of Beda?

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • The Angles, the Saxons, and the jutes found their way into this plain through the rivers that flowed east and south.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: History Ontario Ministry of Education
  • We should gather from Widsith that the jutes were concerned in the Finnsburg business.

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  • I believe that it does; but fail to see how it can be argued from this that Alfred believed the jutes to be "Geatas."

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  • For it is not necessary to assume that Frisians are called Eotenas or jutes.

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  • Not long after a rumor reached the Bridge that the jutes had arrived in great numbers and were warring with the men of Cantia.

    London Walter Besant
  • That the King of Frisia should have had jutes under his rule is likely enough.

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  • A portion of these extracts will now be submitted to criticism; that portion being the statement concerning the jutes.

    A Handbook of the English Language Robert Gordon Latham
  • But if the jutes were not distinct from the Danes, then we have an argument against the "Jute-theory."

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British Dictionary definitions for jutes

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 jutes

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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