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jute / joōt/ • n. 1. rough fiber made from the stems of a tropical Old World plant, used for making twine and rope or woven into sacking or matting. 2. the herbaceous plant that is cultivated for this fiber, with edible young shoots. • Genus Corchorus, family Tiliaceae: several species, in particular C. capsularis of China and C. olitorius of India. ∎  used in names of other plants that yield fiber, e.g., Chinese jute.

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Jute / joōt/ • n. a member of a Germanic people that may have come from Jutland and, according to the Venerable Bede, joined the Angles and Saxons in invading Britain in the 5th century, settling in a region including Kent and the Isle of Wight. DERIVATIVES: Jut·ish adj.

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Jute a member of a Germanic people that (according to Bede) joined the Angles and Saxons in invading Britain in the 5th century, settling in a region including Kent and the Isle of Wight. They may have come from Jutland.

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jute The common name given to 2 species of Corchorus (family Tiliaceae) and the fibre derived from their bark. The fibre is used in the manufacture of fabrics for industrial and agricultural bags, canvas, and strong cordage. When compared with other similar fibrous raw materials, its consumption is second only to cotton and it is favoured because of its low cost.

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jute Natural plant fibre obtained from Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, both native to India. The plants grow up to 4.6m (15ft) tall. The fibre is obtained from the bark by soaking (retting) and beating. Jute is used to make sacking, twine, and rope. Family Tileaceae.

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jute fibre from the bark of Indian trees (genus Corchorus) used for sacking, etc. XVIII. —Bengali jhō⃛o, jhu⃛o.