sunn

noun

: an annual Indian herb (Crotalaria juncea) of the legume family with slender branches, simple leaves, and yellow flowers
also : its valuable fiber resembling hemp that is lighter and stronger than jute

Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu san, from Sanskrit śaṇa

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sunn was in 1774

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“Sunn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunn. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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