olona

noun
olo·​na | \ ˌōləˈnä \
plural -s

Definition of olona

1 : a Hawaiian shrub (Touchardia latifolia) of the family Urticaceae with erect stems, large thick leaves, and small flowers in globose clusters
2a : 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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Hawaiian olonā

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“Olona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/olona. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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