croker sack
Gunny Gun"ny (g[u^]n"n[y^]), n., Gunny cloth Gun"ny cloth`(kl[o^]th`; 115). [Hind. go[.n], go[.n][imac], a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus {Corchorus} ({C. olitorius} and {C. capsularis}), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage. [1913 Webster]

{Gunny bag} or {Gunny sack}, a sack made of gunny or burlap, used for coarse commodities. In the southern U. S. similar sacks are called {crocus sack}, {croker sack}, {towsack}, and {grass sack}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • croker sack — ☆ croker sack [krō′kəskrō′kər ] n. [altered < crocus sack < crocus, a coarse fabric (< ?) + SACK1] South a bag made of burlap or similar material: also crocus sack [krō′kəs] …   English World dictionary

  • croker sack — ˈkrōkə(r) noun Etymology: alteration of crocus (II) chiefly South : a sack made of crocus : a burlap bag * * * /kroh keuhr/. Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States). a crocus sack. Also called croker bag. [1875 80; croker, alter. of CROCUS] Regional… …   Useful english dictionary

  • croker sack — /kroh keuhr/. Southern U.S. (chiefly Gulf States). a crocus sack. Also called croker bag. [1875 80; croker, alter. of CROCUS] Regional Variation. See gunnysack. * * * …   Universalium

  • croker sack — noun Etymology: alteration of crocus sack, crocus bag, of unknown origin Date: 1895 chiefly Southern a sack of a coarse material (as burlap) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crocus sack — Gunny Gun ny (g[u^]n n[y^]), n., Gunny cloth Gun ny cloth (kl[o^]th ; 115). [Hind. go[.n], go[.n][imac], a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus {Corchorus} ({C. olitorius} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grass sack — Gunny Gun ny (g[u^]n n[y^]), n., Gunny cloth Gun ny cloth (kl[o^]th ; 115). [Hind. go[.n], go[.n][imac], a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus {Corchorus} ({C. olitorius} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gunny sack — Gunny Gun ny (g[u^]n n[y^]), n., Gunny cloth Gun ny cloth (kl[o^]th ; 115). [Hind. go[.n], go[.n][imac], a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus {Corchorus} ({C. olitorius} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crocus sack — Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States). a burlap bag. Also called crocus bag, croker sack. [1780 90; orig. uncert.] Regional Variation. See gunnysack. * * * crocus sack or crocus bag, a sack or bag made of crocus. ╂[origin unknown] …   Useful english dictionary

  • crocus sack — Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States). a burlap bag. Also called crocus bag, croker sack. [1780 90; orig. uncert.] Regional Variation. See gunnysack. * * * …   Universalium

  • cro|ker sack — «KROH kuhr», Southern U.S. a sack made of coarse fabric, such as burlap. ╂[croker, alteration of crocus2] …   Useful english dictionary

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