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bur·lap

 (bûr′lăp′)
n.
A strong, coarsely woven cloth made of fibers of jute, flax, or hemp and used to make bags, to reinforce linoleum, and in interior decoration.

[Origin unknown.]

burlap

(ˈbɜːlæp)
n
(Textiles) a coarse fabric woven from jute, hemp, or the like
[C17: from borel coarse cloth, from Old French burel (see bureau) + lap1]

bur•lap

(ˈbɜr læp)

n.
1. a plain-woven coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny.
2. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this.
[1685–95; earlier borelap=bore(l) coarse cloth (see bureau) + lap1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burlap - coarse jute fabricburlap - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
Translations

burlap

[ˈbɜːlæp] N (esp US) → arpillera f

burlap

[ˈbɜːrlæp] n (US) (= hessian) → toile f de jute

burlap

nSackleinen nt
References in classic literature ?
Then you take an old burlap bag -- there's one in the back porch -- put the cat on it and turn over him a wooden box.
They were wrapped in burlap and had five or six loaded magazines with them.
If the trunk flare is not showing, open the burlap to find the flare.
From the burlap ribbon, cut one 25" length for the large pumpkin, one 2"x20" length for the medium pumpkin and one 1 1/2"x15" length for the small pumpkin.
+ Three 10-yard packages of 4"-6"-wide burlap ribbon
Fifty-one years later, Suffolk police now believe they found her skeletal remains, wrapped in burlap and buried in her married boyfriend's basement.
You can wear a burlap sack that covers every inch, yet be full of pride.
Staff at the Taipei Zoo will be providing a number of options to help keep the animals warm, including offering ginger tea, heaters, heat lamps, burlap sacks, and hay, said Taipei Zoo spokesman Tsao Hsien-shao in a CNA report.
She paints her colorful gingham designs on burlap, a fibrous, hard-wearing, and somewhat recalcitrant material that has associations with everyday use in such things as carpets, bags, and (presumably) environmentally friendly packaging.
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2015 crop year, bagged in 100# burlap bags or totes.
Mikesell's only product was jute brattice cloth, a specialty fabric comprised of burlap soaked in a water solution of calcium chloride.