ETYM Hind. jűt, Skr. jűta matted hair; cf. jata matted hair, fibrous roots.
A plant fiber used in making rope or sacks.
Fiber obtained from two plants of the genus Corchorus of the linden family: C. capsularis and C. olitorius. Jute is used for sacks and sacking, upholstery, webbing, twine, and stage canvas.
In the fabrication of bulk packaging and tufted carpet backing, it is now often replaced by synthetic polypropylene. The world's largest producer of jute is Bangladesh.
A member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons.
Member of a Germanic people who originated in Jutland but later settled in Frankish territory. They occupied Kent, SE England, about 450, according to tradition under Hengist and Horsa, and conquered the Isle of Wight and the opposite coast of Hampshire in the early 6th century.