Hessian cloth
Hessian Hes"sian, a. Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians. [1913 Webster]

{Hessian boots}, or {Hessians}, boot of a kind worn in England, in the early part of the nineteenth century, tasseled in front. --Thackeray.

{Hessian cloth}, or {Hessians}, a coarse hempen cloth for sacking.

{Hessian crucible}. See under {Crucible}.

{Hessian fly} (Zo["o]l.), a small dipterous fly or midge ({Cecidomyia destructor}). Its larv[ae] live between the base of the lower leaves and the stalk of wheat, and are very destructive to young wheat; -- so called from the erroneous idea that it was brought into America by the Hessian troops, during the Revolution. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hessian — Hes sian, a. Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians. [1913 Webster] {Hessian boots}, or {Hessians}, boot of a kind worn in England, in the early part of the nineteenth century, tasseled in front. Thackeray. {Hessian cloth}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hessian boots — Hessian Hes sian, a. Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians. [1913 Webster] {Hessian boots}, or {Hessians}, boot of a kind worn in England, in the early part of the nineteenth century, tasseled in front. Thackeray. {Hessian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hessian crucible — Hessian Hes sian, a. Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians. [1913 Webster] {Hessian boots}, or {Hessians}, boot of a kind worn in England, in the early part of the nineteenth century, tasseled in front. Thackeray. {Hessian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hessian fly — Hessian Hes sian, a. Of or relating to Hesse, in Germany, or to the Hessians. [1913 Webster] {Hessian boots}, or {Hessians}, boot of a kind worn in England, in the early part of the nineteenth century, tasseled in front. Thackeray. {Hessian… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hessian — The term Hessian refers to the inhabitants of the German state of Hesse.Hessian may also mean: * Hessian (soldiers), soldiers from German states with in the Holy Roman Empire who fought in the American Revolutionary War and other conflicts *… …   Wikipedia

  • Hessian — Hes sian, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Hesse. [1913 Webster] 2. A mercenary or venal person. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Note: This use is a relic of the patriot hatred of the Hessian mercenaries who served with the British troops in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hessian — [hesh′ən] adj. of Hesse or its people n. 1. a person born or living in Hesse 2. any of the Hessian mercenaries who fought for the British in the Revolutionary War 3. [h ] a coarse cloth used for bags …   English World dictionary

  • hessian — hes|si|an [ˈhesiən US ˈheʃən] n [U] BrE thick rough cloth sometimes used for making ↑sacks American Equivalent: burlap …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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