[ yoo-ree-nuh ]
/ yʊˈri nə /
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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Example sentences from the Web for urena
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|Washington Irving
Cynoglossum, Callicarpa, Urena, Rottlera and several other low tropical forms continue.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith