sunn

noun
\ ˈsən How to pronounce sunn (audio) \

Definition of sunn

: 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

First Known Use of sunn

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sunn

Hindi & Urdu san, from Sanskrit śaṇa

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“Sunn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunn. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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