jute

Jute \Jute\ (j[=u]t), n. [Hind. j[=u]t, Skr. j[=u][.t]a matted hair; cf. ja[.t]a matted hair, fibrous roots.] The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian {Corchorus olitorius}, and {Corchorus capsularis}; also, the plant itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, etc. [1913 Webster]