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.

Nearby words

  1. urelcosis,
  2. uremia,
  3. uremic,
  4. uremic frost,
  5. uremigenic,
  6. uresiesthesia,
  7. uresis,
  8. ureter,
  9. ureteral meatus,
  10. ureteralgia

Origin of urena

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

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