Definition of China jute
1. Noun. Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States.
Generic synonyms: Mallow
Group relationships: Abutilon, Genus Abutilon
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Literary usage of China jute
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1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"china jute. china jute is a rather coarse grayish white, soft fiber imported in limited quantities from China. It is derived from the bast of the Ch'ing ma, ..."
2. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"china jute—Bast fiber of the Indian mallow. China Mull—Very soft, light, plain woven fabric, made of cotton and silk. China Ribbon—A now obsolete very ..."
3. Technology of Cellulose Esters: A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the by Edward Chauncey Worden (1921)
"Chin, celluloid for preventing double, 270,3. China, decorating, cellulose nitrate for, 2904. China grass, nitrating, 1875. china jute, 246. ..."
4. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"In China the plant is cultivated for this fibre, which is exported under the name of china jute. The fibre from young plants takes dye readily and is ..."