Definition of jute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dʒuːt//
; NAmE NAmE//dʒuːt//
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fibres (= thin threads) from a plant, also called jute, used for making rope and rough cloth Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from Bengali jhūṭo ‘matted hair’, from Prakrit (an ancient Indian language) juṣṭi.
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