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} 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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