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gun·ny

 (gŭn′ē)
n.
A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp, used especially for bags or sacks. See Note at gunnysack.

[Hindi goṇī, from Sanskrit, sack, probably feminine of Pali goṇa-, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

gunny

(ˈɡʌnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Textiles) a coarse hard-wearing fabric usually made from jute and used for sacks, etc
2. (Textiles) Also called: gunnysack a sack made from this fabric
[C18: from Hindi gōnī, from Sanskrit gonī sack, probably of Dravidian origin]

gun•ny

(ˈgʌn i)

n., pl. -nies.
a strong coarse material made commonly from jute, esp. for bags or sacks; burlap.
[1705–15; < Hindi]

gunny

- From Sanskrit goni, "sack," it is the material used for sacks, made from jute or sunn-hemp.
See also related terms for sack.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunny - coarse jute fabricgunny - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
Translations

gunny

[ˈgʌnɪ] Narpillera f (also gunny bag, gunny sack) → saco m de yute

gunny

nSackleinen nt
References in classic literature ?
Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.
That's when more than a third of the salmon anglers aboard sport-fishing charters from Port Hueneme to Santa Barbara returned to port with a king in the gunnysacks.
Once we had settled into our canyon home south of Half Moon Bay, friendly farmer neighbors made a habit of dropping gunnysacks of artichokes at the back door.
A couple of weeks later some gunnysacks full of odd parts are tossed off at his mailbox.
One of the film's most stunning moments occurs after a train has arrived in Lahore filled with the bodies of massacred Muslim men and children along with gunnysacks filled with the severed breasts of Muslim women.
While party boats are anchored with anglers content to fill gunnysacks with rockfish (at least for the time being; see related story above), those willing to gamble motor off to where the birds are crashing into the brine.
They dived from a narrow catwalk into bins of warming walnuts, swam when the workmen filled the 5-foot-high cherry vats with water, and burrowed into mountains of gunnysacks.
Some of the uses I have put them to are: Homemade gunnysacks as gifts to friends that hunt; sand bags for erosion control; rucksack organizers--both full sized and sewn smaller for trash bags and lawn pickup prior to mowing; as a large dog chew toy--cut at the seam and knotted repeatedly; a collection container for acorn harvesting; whelping pen liner; camping pillow--fill with leaf litter at the campsite; and as a pet pillow--fill with cedar chips and eucalyptus chips for flea/tick deterrence.