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A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp, used especially for bags or sacks. See Note at gunnysack.
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]
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.