burlap

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burlap

[′bər‚lap]
(textiles)
A coarse cloth woven from jute fiber. Also known as gunny; hessian.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

burlap, Brit hessian canvas

A coarse woven fabric of jute, hemp, or, less commonly, flax, for use as a water-retaining covering in curing concrete surfaces or as a reinforcement in plaster.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.