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urena

[yoo-ree-nuh] /yʊˈri nə/
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any tropical plant or shrub belonging to the genus Urena, of the mallow family, having clusters of small, yellow flowers, especially U. lobata, which yields a useful bast fiber.
Origin of urena
< New Latin, probably < Malayalam uṛiñña name for various vitaceous or sapindaceous plants
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