grass cloth

or grass·cloth

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noun

a fabric made from tough vegetable fibers, used for table linens, wall coverings, etc.

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  7. grass family,
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  9. grass hockey,
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Origin of grass cloth

First recorded in 1850–55

Also called Canton linen, China grass cloth.

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grass cloth

noun

a cloth made from plant fibres, such as jute or hemp
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