- 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.
Origin of jute
- a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.
Examples from the Web for jutes
This being the case, how can they be descended from German or Danish Jutes?
What are the reasons for connecting these with the Jutes and Angles of Beda?
That the geographical locality of the Jutes was the Peninsula of Jutland.The English Language
Robert Gordon Latham
But if the Jutes were not distinct from the Danes, then we have an argument against the "Jute-theory."
For it is not necessary to assume that Frisians are called Eotenas or Jutes.
- 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
- a member of one of various Germanic tribes, some of whom invaded England in the 6th century ad, settling in Kent
Word Origin and History for jutes
plant fiber, 1746, from Bengali jhuto, from Sanskrit juta-s "twisted hair," related to jata "braid of hair," of unknown origin, probably from a non-Indo-European language.
Old English Eotas, one of the ancient Germanic inhabitants of Jutland in Denmark; traditionally they were said to have settled in Kent and Hampshire during the 5c. invasion of Britain. The name is related to Old Norse Iotar.