olona

noun

olo·​na
ˌōləˈnä
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

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian olonā

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“Olona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olona. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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