Definition of trug in English:

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Pronunciation: /trʌɡ/
(also trug basket)


A shallow oblong basket made of strips of wood, traditionally used for carrying garden flowers and produce.
Example sentences
  • The East Sussex-based company has been selling trugs - rustic carrying baskets made from sweet chestnut and willow - since 1899.
  • However, I always love to receive gardening gadgets; so if your mother is a fanatical gardener you could get her a new trowel, some copper plant labels, a trug to stash cut flowers in, a plant pot or a twine dispenser.
  • Could Jasper Conran compost, trugs and trellises be the next big thing?


Late Middle English (denoting a basin): perhaps a dialect variant of trough.

Words that rhyme with trug

bug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, tug

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