grass cloth

or grasscloth

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

Origin of grass cloth

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby grass cloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use grass cloth in a sentence

  • No chickens, tiny prints, borders, or faux grass cloth are in sight.

  • The upper walls are covered with a blue and silver grass-cloth that strikes an effective color note behind the mahogany furniture.

    Remodeled Farmhouses | Mary H. Northend
  • This he had bound up, whilst swimming, with a strip of his grass-cloth girdle.

  • The little gentleman in the grass-cloth duster and velvet skull-cap was chairman of this committee, and he stated its object.

    A Romance in Transit | Francis Lynde
  • The chief had neat grass-cloth mats spread for us, and taking his seat on one, he begged us to sit down on the others.

    In the Wilds of Africa | W.H.G. Kingston
  • He probably confounded the yucca with the ramie plant of the East, of which grass cloth is made.

    The Beginners of a Nation | Edward Eggleston.

British Dictionary definitions for grass cloth

grass cloth

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

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