jute

Definitions:

  • Either of two Asian plants <em>(Corchorus capsularis</em> or <em>C. olitorius)</em> yielding a fiber used for sacking and cordage.
  • The fiber obtained from these plants.
  • One of a Low German tribe originally inhabiting Jutland, Denmark, which, with the Saxons and Angles, invaded Great Britain in the fifth century. See <internalXref urlencoded="Anglo-Saxon">Anglo-Saxon</internalXref>.
  • A plant of the fiber-producing genus <em>Corchorus</em>, natural order <em>Tiliaceæ</em>; chiefly, one of the two species <em>C.capsularis</em> and <em>C.olitorius</em>, which alone furnish the jute-fiber of commerce.
  • The fiber of this plant.
  • The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian <spn>Corchorus olitorius</spn>, and <spn>Corchorus capsularis</spn>; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.
  • The coarse, strong fiber of the East <xref>Indian</xref> plant, Corchorus olitorius, used to make mats, paper, gunny cloth etc.
  • The plants from which this fibre is obtained.
  • a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
  • a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons
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