Meaning of JUTE in English


[ dʒu:t ]

■ noun

1》 rough fibre made from the stems of a tropical plant, used for making rope or woven into sacking.

2》 the plant cultivated for ~ fibre, with edible young shoots. [ Corchorus capsularis (China) and C. olitorius (India).]


C18: from Bengali jhūṭo , from Prakrit juṛṭi .

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