Meaning of JUTE in English


I. ˈjüt, usu -üd.+V noun

( -s )

Usage: capitalized

Etymology: Middle English Jute, from Medieval Latin Jutae, Juti, plural, Jutes, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English Eotas, Eotenas, Iotas Jutes, Old Norse Jōtar

: a member of one of the Low German peoples of Jutland of whom some settled in Kent in the 5th century

• jut·ish -üd.ish adjective , usually capitalized

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Hindi & Bengali jūt, probably from Sanskrit jūṭa matted hair

1. : the glossy fiber of either of two East Indian plants ( Corchorus olitorius and C. capsularis ) used chiefly for sacking, burlap, and the cheaper varieties of twine

2. : either of the two plants producing this fiber ; also any other plant of the genus Corchorus

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