urena

[ yoo-ree-nuh ]
/ yʊˈri nə /

noun

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.

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Origin of urena

<New Latin, probably <Malayalam uṛiñña name for various vitaceous or sapindaceous plants
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