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Twine vs Jute - What's the difference?

twine | jute |

As nouns the difference between twine and jute

is that twine is a twist; a convolution while jute is the coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian plant, species: Corchorus olitorius, used to make mats, paper, gunny cloth etc.

As a verb twine

is to weave together.



Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) twine, twyne, twin, from (etyl) . More at (l).


(wikipedia twine) (en noun)
  • A twist; a convolution.
  • * Milton
  • Typhon huge, ending in snaky twine .
  • A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
  • The act of twining or winding round.
  • Intimate and suggestive dance gyrations.
  • 1965 Pickett, Wilson , Don't Fight It (blues song), BMI Music.
  • :* The way you jerk, the way you do the twine / You're too much, baby; I'd like to make you mine [...]
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) twinen, twynen, from (etyl) *.


  • To weave together.
  • To wind, as one thread around another, or as any flexible substance around another body.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let me twine / Mine arms about that body.
  • To wind about; to embrace; to entwine.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Let wreaths of triumph now my temples twine .
  • To mutually twist together; to become mutually involved; to intertwine.
  • To wind; to bend; to make turns; to meander.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • As rivers, though they bend and twine , / Still to the sea their course incline.
  • To ascend in spiral lines about a support; to climb spirally.
  • Many plants twine .
  • (obsolete) To turn round; to revolve.
  • (Chapman)
  • (obsolete) To change the direction of.
  • (Fairfax)
  • (obsolete) To mingle; to mix.
  • (Crashaw)
    Derived terms
    * (l) * (l)



    (wikipedia jute)


  • The coarse, strong fiber of the East Indian plant, , used to make mats, paper, gunny cloth etc.
  • The plants from which this fibre is obtained.