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Definition: Corchorus olitorius
(j[=u]t), n. [Hind. j[=u]t, Skr. j[=u][.t]a matted
hair; cf. ja[.t]a matted hair, fibrous roots.]
The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian Corchorus olitorius
, and Corchorus capsularis
; also, the plant
itself. The fiber is much used for making mats, gunny cloth,
cordage, hangings, paper, etc.
, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ?
the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h
Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic
1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of
Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any
member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
2. An adherent of Judaism.
, gum styrax, or benzoin.
(Bot.), an annual herb (Corchorus olitorius
cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India
for its fiber.
, asphaltum; bitumen.
The Wandering Jew
, an imaginary personage, who, for his
cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander
on the earth till Christ's second coming.
, any of several house plants of the genera
having white-striped leaves,
especially the creeping plants Zebrina pendula
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, Mallows \Mal"lows\
, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe,
fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften,
malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing
properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. Mauve
A genus of plants (Malva
) having mucilaginous qualities.
Note: The flowers of the common mallow (Malva sylvestris
are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia
) is a common weed, and its flattened,
dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree
mallow (Malva Mauritiana
and Lavatera arborea
musk mallow (Malva moschata
), rose mallow or
hollyhock, and curled mallow (Malva crispa
), are less
. See Abutilon
, a plant (Corchorus olitorius
) used as a pot
herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.
. See under Marsh
, n. [Hind. t[=a]t.]
Gunny cloth made from the fiber of the Corchorus olitorius
or jute. [India]