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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two Asian plants (Corchorus capsularis or C. olitorius) yielding a fiber used for sacking and cordage.
  • noun The fiber obtained from these plants.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of a Low German tribe originally inhabiting Jutland, Denmark, which, with the Saxons and Angles, invaded Great Britain in the fifth century. See Anglo-Saxon.
  • noun A plant of the fiber-producing genus Corchorus, natural order Tiliaceæ; chiefly, one of the two species C.capsularis and C.olitorius, which alone furnish the jute-fiber of commerce.
  • noun The fiber of this plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius, and Corchorus capsularis; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian plant, Corchorus olitorius, used to make mats, paper, gunny cloth etc.
  • noun The plants from which this fibre is obtained.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a plant fiber used in making rope or sacks
  • noun a member of a Germanic people who conquered England and merged with the Angles and Saxons to become Anglo-Saxons

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Bengali jhuṭo, from Sanskrit jūṭaḥ, twisted hair, probably of Dravidian origin.]

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From Bengali, from Sanskrit.

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