- a plain-woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny.
- a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this.
- to wrap with burlap: to burlap and tie a newly dug tree.
Origin of burlap
Examples from the Web for burlap
Historical Examples of burlap
We had no beds—sleeping on long, burlap bags stuffed with hay.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Barney arrived with the chilled quarter of beef wrapped in burlap.Make Mine Homogenized
Jute is purchased from India and manufactured into burlap and rugs.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
His bag of peanuts is here, made of burlap and three feet high.Dear Enemy
Be careful not to apply too much glue on the burlap, or it will soak through.Mission Furniture
H. H. Windsor
- a coarse fabric woven from jute, hemp, or the like