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Meaning of burlap

bur•lap

Pronunciation: (bûr'lap), [key]
— n., v., -lapped, -lap•ping.
—n.
  1. a plain-woven, coarse fabric of jute, hemp, or the like; gunny.
  2. a lightweight fabric made in imitation of this.
—v.t.
  1. to wrap with burlap: to burlap and tie a newly dug tree.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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