Meaning of “burlap” in the English Dictionary


"burlap" in English

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burlapnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɜː.læp/ us /ˈbɝː.læp/ US UK hessian

Examples from literature

  • As in the other rooms, the floors were of brick, and the walls half-way up were hung with burlap. 
  • If convenient, keep the mixture covered with burlap to save the heat. 
  • In baling cotton burlap bags were used on the bales. 
  • The Boy dropped exhausted on a ragged bit of burlap by the bunks. 
  • The bales will need to be covered with burlap or some material to keep them from shaking out. 

(Definition of “burlap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"burlap" in American English

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burlapnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbɜr·læp/

a type of strong, rough cloth, used to make bags and as a covering for something:

a burlap bag
Large plants are wrapped in burlap to protect them from ice.

(Definition of “burlap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)