burlap
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1696 1. a coarse heavy plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture 2. a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing

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  • Burlap — Bur lap, n. A coarse fabric, made of jute or hemp, used for bagging; also, a finer variety of similar material, used for curtains, etc. [Written also {burlaps}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burlap — 1690s, probably from M.E. borel coarse cloth, from O.Fr. burel (see BUREAU (Cf. bureau)); or Du. boeren coarse, perhaps confused with boer peasant. The second element, lap, meant piece of cloth …   Etymology dictionary

  • burlap — ► NOUN ▪ coarse canvas woven from jute or hemp, used for sacking. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • burlap — [bʉr′lap΄] n. [17th c. borelappe(s) < ? ME borel, coarse cloth (< OFr burel: see BUREAU) + lappa, hanging part of a garment, LAP1 (akin to Ger lappen, Du lap, rag)] a coarse cloth made of jute or hemp, used for making sacks, in upholstering …   English World dictionary

  • burlap — /berr lap/, n., v., burlapped, burlapping. n. 1. a plain woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny. 2. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this. v.t. 3. to wrap with burlap: to burlap and tie a newly dug tree. [1685 95; earlier …   Universalium

  • burlap — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)læp[/t]] N UNCOUNT Burlap is a thick, rough fabric that is used for making sacks. [AM] ...a burlap sack. (in BRIT, use hessian) …   English dictionary

  • burlap — noun Burlap is used before these nouns: ↑bag, ↑sack …   Collocations dictionary

  • burlap — noun /ˈbɹ̩ˌlæp/ A very strong, coarse cloth, made from jute, flax or hemp, and used to make sacks etc. Syn: hessian …   Wiktionary

  • burlap — bur|lap [ˈbə:læp US ˈbə:r ] n [U] AmE a type of thick rough cloth British Equivalent: hessian …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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