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sunn

[ suhn ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. the fiber.


sunn

/ sʌn /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sunn1

1580–90; < Hindi san < Sanskrit śāṇa
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sunn1

C18: from Hindi san, from Sanskrit śāná hempen
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Example Sentences

Ws kummt dem Menschen draus mit all' sein Horewanie, ws er derhorewet sich nor unter der Sunn'.

Sunn, sun, n. an Indian leguminous plant cultivated for the fibre of its bark.

Of fibres the most important are cotton, Deccan hemp (Hibiscus cannabinus), and sunn or tag (Crotalaria juncea).

Other well-known plants of this class are ramie, aloe, “sunn hemp,” manila.

But say, poore Place, in what manner didst thou entertaine the Sunn?

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