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crocus sack

noun Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States ).
  1. a burlap bag.
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Origin of crocus sack

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain
Also called crocus bag, croker sack.

Regional variation note

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Historical Examples of crocus sack

  • Armed with a crocus-sack, we returned to the house; all was dark and still.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

    D. Augustus Dickert