- The definition of jute is a strong fiber made from a plant, or a Germanic person who lived in Kent England in the 5th century.
- An example of jute is a fiber used to make rope.
- An example of a jute is a person who lived in Jutland, England before invading South East England.
A piece of knotted jute rope.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a strong, glossy fiber used for making burlap, sacks, mats, rope, etc.
- either of two S Asian plants (Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius) of the linden family, which yield this fiber
Origin: Hindi jhuto from Sanskrit jūta, matted hair, jata, braid of hair, fibrous roots
Origin: from Middle English Jutes, plural from Midieval Latin Jutae or Old English Iotas from Old Norse Iōtar
- Jutish adjective
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- Either of two Asian plants (Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius) yielding a fiber used for sacking and cordage.
- The fiber obtained from these plants.
Origin: Bengali jhuṭo, from Sanskrit jūṭaḥ, twisted hair, probably of Dravidian origin.
Origin: From Middle English Jutes, the Jutes, from Medieval Latin Iutae, from Old English Iotas, Iutan; akin to Old English Gēat, Geat.