Glossary entry for

The Random House Unabridged has two entries for 'jute':
jute (joot) n.
[1] 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.
[2] either of these plants.
[3] 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.

(To those who've never been to Vanlose: Jutland is the Danish mainland)

Contributed by Christian Schou

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