from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy, coarse cotton fabric, used for grain sacks, upholstery, and draperies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plain, coarse textile fabric made from flax, tow or jute yarns.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of coarse linen, originally made in Osnaburg, Germany.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coarse cloth made of flax and tow.
After Osnaburg (Osnabrück).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named for the German city of Osnabrück (from which it may have been first imported into English-speaking countries). (Wiktionary)