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

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


A member of a Germanic people who invaded Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries ad and settled in the south and southeast and on the Isle of Wight.

[From Middle English Jutes, the Jutes, from Medieval Latin Iutae, from Old English Iotas, Iutan; akin to Old English Gēat, Geat.]

Jute, Jut′ish adj.


1. (Languages) of or relating to the Jutes
2. (Peoples) of or relating to the Jutes
3. (Languages) another name for Kentish
4. (Peoples) another name for Kentish
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Noun1.Jutish - one of the major dialects of Old English
Old English, Anglo-Saxon - English prior to about 1100
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Rold Forest, the slopes of the Jutlandic Ridge and the white sand beaches of the North Sea are all nearby (see www.cuh.dk/english for rentals).
And to take another example: if it is really so that dragons are essentially the same creatures, "paradoxical to the core worldwide," what can we really learn from a Jutlandic lindorm?
Until we are given the answers to those questions, there is no more compelling reason to accept this notion than to accept the notion that late nineteenth-century Jutlandic peasants worried about such issues as Oedipal urges, castration fears, and penis envy and did so by means of a symbolic system involving such phenomena as projection.