A coarse fabric made of jute or hemp useful for bagging also a finer selection of similar product employed for curtains an such like
- coarse jute fabric
- A coarse textile, made from jute or hemp, utilized for bagging; additionally, a finer number of comparable product, employed for curtains, etc.
1690s, most likely from Middle English borel "coarse fabric," from Old French burel (see bureau); or Dutch boeren "coarse," maybe mistaken for boer "peasant." The 2nd element, -lap, designed "piece of fabric" (see lap (n.)).
(n.) A coarse material, manufactured from jute or hemp, utilized for bagging; additionally, a finer number of comparable material, utilized for curtains, etc.
She rubbed each mule down with the burlap sack and wiped the nostrils of each mule with a dampened cloth before allowing herself a few swallows of tepid water.