- 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.
- either of these plants.
- any plant of the same genus.
Origin of jute
- a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.
Examples from the Web for jute
Would he have been careful enough to destroy the odd pieces of jute you've left so messily about?
I figure if he just says jute enough times, it will all pass and we'll get back to the scene.
Muslim India was rich in farming, silk, and jute and from textile industry to ship building.The Taliban’s Letter to Malala Yousafzai
The Daily Beast
July 17, 2013
The remark “is totally going to lose him the Norman, Druid, Jute and Saracen vote,” one wit commented.Mitt Romney Using U.K. Visit to Raise Money
July 26, 2012
The bodies had been placed in jute sacks and covered with lime.French Aristocrat Murder Mystery
April 25, 2011
The place of jute was taken by paper, and from paper under-garments were made.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
It was in the dock in Dundee, where we had brought a full cargo of jute from Calcutta.The Mirror of the Sea
Select a piece of jute, or stout cord the length of the desired rope.Spool Knitting
Mary A. McCormack
In the winter these animals are taken for a daily walk wearing their winter coats of jute!Denmark
M. Pearson Thomson
Jute is purchased from India and manufactured into burlap and rugs.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
- either of two Old World tropical yellow-flowered herbaceous plants, Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius, cultivated for their strong fibre: family Tiliaceae
- this fibre, used in making sacks, rope, etc
- a member of one of various Germanic tribes, some of whom invaded England in the 6th century ad, settling in Kent
Word Origin and History for jute
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.
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.