• WordNet 3.6
    • n Jute a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons
    • n jute a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jute jūt The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius, and Corchorus capsularis; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jute One of a Low German tribe originally inhabiting Jutland, Denmark, which, with the Saxons and Angles, invaded Great Britain in the fifth century. See Anglo-Saxon.
    • n jute A plant of the fiber-producing genus Corchorus, natural order Tiliaceæ; chiefly, one of the two species C.capsularis and C.olitorius, which alone furnish the jute-fiber of commerce. The latter is called Jews'-mallow, a name also occasionally given to the former. C.capsularis is the larger, and has short globular pods, while those of C.olitorius are elongated and cylindrical; but there is no clear difference in the quality of their product. The two species are native and cultivated in Bengal, whence comes the great mass of the Jute of commerce, 60,000 Tons being exported per year. Jute likes a warm, moist climate. It has been introduced into Egypt, and into the southern United States, where its success appears to be hindered only by the want of a sufficiently cheap means of separating the fiber.
    • n jute The fiber of this plant. It is obtained by maceration from the Inner bark. It is of fair tenacity, glossy, and susceptible of so fine division as to mix well with silk, and can take on a bright and permanent coloring. Hitherto, however, its commercial use has been in the manufacture of coarse fabrics, such as gunny-bags, for which it is consumed in vast quantities. It is of inferior value for ropes, not enduring moisture well. The refuse makes good paper. Dundee, in Scotland, is the great seat of Jute-manufacture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jute jōōt the fibre of an Indian plant resembling hemp, used in the manufacture of coarse bags, mats, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. jūt, Skr. jūṭa, matted hair; cf. jaṭa, matted hair, fibrous roots
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orissa jhot, Sans. jhat.


In literature:

He had a quarrel with his father, and his father sent him to India to buy jute.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Landing of the Jutes in Thanet A.D. 449?
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
The present Jutlanders are not Germans but Danes, and the Jutes of the time of Beda were most probably the same.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
The staple for wrapping paper is old rope, and in some cases jute.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
They are generally somewhat ragged, for they are done up in coarse, heavy jute.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
The coarse jute bagging is on hand, and the steel straps spread out.
"The Fabric of Civilization" by Anonymous
The place of jute was taken by paper, and from paper under-garments were made.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
About jute a couple of sentences will suffice.
"Are we Ruined by the Germans?" by Harold Cox
They speak only of Saxons, Angles, and Jutes.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies" by Robert Gordon Latham
After pressing, the cotton is covered with coarse jute bagging, and the whole secured by iron bands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various

In poetry:

The ships that raced the wool,
The grain, the jute, the tea,
Titania beautiful,
And proud Thermophylae;
"The Ships He Served Of Old" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

'Amazing Race' recap, Eggplant, bamboo and jute .
Julius Henry "Jute" Taylor, who was a physics professor at what is now.
Bede's history declared that Britons descended from two Germanic tribes and one Dutch: the Angles, the Saxons , and the Jutes.
How to make a jute & thread spool pumpkin via Mamie Jane's.
Check out the jute and thread spool pumpkins.
Rugs America showed its first jute collection, called Moroccan, with nine designs.
Kas's jute herringbone line is handwoven and available in six colors.
From Surya, Columbia is a handwoven jute collection made in India.
Tie the wrapped package with jute twine.
Violets For My Furs, 2010, oil on jute, 50 by 42 inches.
The company, founded by Nick Brown, mixes the traditional jute and cotton structure of the shoe with modern prints and patterns for a casually chic shoe .
WHAT SHE WORE In Italy, the actress brightened up the Giffoni Film Festival in a V-neck Tory Burch dress and the designer's jute wedges.
Tie the wrapped package with jute twine.