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Gunny cloth

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gunny cloth klŏth` A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. goṇ, goṇī, a sack, sacking

Usage

In literature:

Most of the Indian cloth for gunny bags is now made by power, and within about 20 m. of Calcutta.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
The Hindu population made the material up into cordage, paper and cloth, the chief use of the latter being in the manufacture of gunny bags.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
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