olona

noun olo·na \ ˌōləˈnä \

Definition of olona

plural -s
1 : a Hawaiian shrub (Touchardia latifolia) of the family Urticaceae with erect stems, large thick leaves, and small flowers in globose clusters
2 a : the strong bark fiber of the olona used for making fishnets and ropes resistant to sea water
b : a cord made from this fiber

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Origin and Etymology of olona

Hawaiian olonā


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