gunny definition

  • noun:
    • A coarse heavy textile made of jute or hemp, made use of especially for bags or sacks. See Regional Note at gunnysack.
    • A coarse heavy textile manufactured from jute or hemp.
    • A gunny sack.
    • A gunnery sergeant.
    • a very good coarse sackcloth produced chiefly in Bengal from jute, but somewhat additionally in Bombay and Madras from sunn-hemp.
    • coarse jute textile
  • others:
    • a good, coarse types of sacking, produced from the fibers (known as jute) of two flowers of the genus Corchorus (C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber normally found in the make of cordage.

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