- 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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It was with the utmost difficulty that the count de Urena could bring off a remnant of his forces from that disastrous height.Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
Cynoglossum, Callicarpa, Urena, Rottlera and several other low tropical forms continue.