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sunn

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noun

a tall East Indian shrub, Crotalaria juncea, of the legume family, having slender branches and yellow flowers, and an inner bark that yields a hemplike fiber used for making ropes, sacking, etc.
the fiber.

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Also called sunn hemp, sun hemp, Bombay hemp, Madras hemp.

Origin of sunn

1580–90; <Hindi san<Sanskrit śāṇa
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sunn
/ (sʌn) /

noun

a leguminous plant, Crotalaria juncea, of the East Indies, having yellow flowers
the hemplike fibre obtained from the inner bark of this plant, used in making rope, sacking, etc

Word Origin for sunn

C18: from Hindi san, from Sanskrit śāná hempen
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