jute

[joot]

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. justitia omnibus,
  2. justle,
  3. justly,
  4. justness,
  5. jut,
  6. jute board,
  7. jutes,
  8. jutish,
  9. jutland,
  10. jutlander

Origin of jute

First recorded in 1740–50, jute is from the Bengali word jhuṭo

Related formsjute·like, adjective

Jute

[joot]

noun

a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.
Related formsJut·ish, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for jute

jute

noun

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

Word Origin for jute

C18: from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit jūta braid of hair, matted hair

Jute

noun

a member of one of various Germanic tribes, some of whom invaded England in the 6th century ad, settling in Kent
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