tossa jute

tos·​sa jute | \ ˈtäsə- \
variants: or less commonly tossa
plural -s

Definition of tossa jute

: 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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“Tossa jute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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