tossa jute

noun tos·sa jute \ ˈtäsə- \
variants: or less commonly tossa

Definition of tossa jute

plural -s
: an annual erect branching herb (Corchorus olitorius) cultivated in Africa and tropical Asia for its mucilaginous leaves which are eaten raw or cooked and for its grayish or brown jute fiber; also : the fiber of the tossa jute

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Origin and Etymology of tossa jute

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