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  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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.