Glossary entry for
The Random House Unabridged has two entries for 'jute':
jute (joot) n.
(To those who've never been to Vanlose: Jutland is the
 a strong, coarse fiber used for making burlap, gunny, cordage, etc.,
obtained from two East Indian plants, Corchorus capsularis and C.
olitorius, of the linden family.
 either of these plants.
 any plant of the same genus. [1740?50; < Bengali jhu-o]
Jute (joot) n.
a member of a continental Germanic tribe, probably from Jutland, that invaded
Britain in the 5th century A.D. and settled in Kent.
Contributed by Christian Schou
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