- 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.
Origin of sunn
1580–90; < Hindi san < Sanskrit śāṇa
Also called sunn hemp, sun hemp, Bombay hemp, Madras hemp.
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Examples from the Web for sunn
Thus to the Wahhb as to the Sunn, Muhammad is in all his acts and words a perfect guide.
The three first Khalfs are often well abused, and that no Sunn can bear with patience.
Ws kummt dem Menschen draus mit all' sein Horewanie, ws er derhorewet sich nor unter der Sunn'.
Both as a Sunn and as one who had not owned a suzerain, the position was unpleasant for Bbur.The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
But say, poore Place, in what manner didst thou entertaine the Sunn?
- 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
C18: from Hindi san, from Sanskrit śāná hempen