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



BrE BrE//ˈhesiən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈheʃn//
(especially British English)(usually North American English burlap)[uncountable]
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a type of strong rough brown cloth, used especially for making sacks Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Hesse, a state of Western Germany + -ian.