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jute



Pronunciation: ( jOOt), [key]
n.
1. a strong, coarse fiber used for making burlap, gunny, cordage, etc., obtained from two East Indian plants, Corchorus capsularis and C. olitorius, of the linden family.
2. either of these plants.
3. any plant of the same genus.

Jute



Pronunciation: ( jOOt), [key]
n.
a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded Britain in the 5th century a.d. and settled in Kent.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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