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Definition of "jute" []

  • Either of two Asian plants (Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius) yielding a fiber used for sacking and cordage. (noun)
  • The fiber obtained from these plants. (noun)
  • Either of two Old World tropical yellow-flowered herbaceous plants, Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius, cultivated for their strong fibre: family Tiliaceae (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • This fibre, used in making sacks, rope, etc (noun)

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Use "jute" in a sentence
  • "The term jute was first applied to the fiber by Dr. Rosburgh in 1795."
  • "The scientific name is Corchorus olitorius, also called jute mallow and Egyptian spinach."
  • "The one I have marked "yarn" and the other "jute" -- a thousand of Mechlin to a hundred of the shiny."