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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.]
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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]
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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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burlap - coarse jute fabricburlap - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
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Translations

burlap

[ˈbɜːlæp] N (esp US) → arpillera f
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burlap

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

nSackleinen nt
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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.
Textures range from velvets to silk taffetas, ribbed ottomans and rugged faux burlaps; print motifs are a paisley, a fruit and flower pattern, sunflowers and shells.