Definition of osnaburg in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈäznəˌbərɡ/


A kind of coarse, heavy linen or cotton used for such items as furnishings and sacks.
Example sentences
  • The four women in the canoe had bright handkerchiefs over their hair, they wore bits of faded blue osnaburg.


Late Middle English: alteration of Osnabrück, where the cloth was originally produced.

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Syllabification: os·na·burg

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