urena

noun ure·na \yəˈrēnə\

Definition of urena

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of tropical herbs or shrubs (family Malvaceae) having small yellow flowers with five connate bracts, bearing fruit with hooked bristles, yielding a medicinal mucilaginous juice, and including a coarse weedy herb (U. lobata) sometimes cultivated for its fiber which is comparable to jute

  2. 2 plural -s a :  any plant of the genus Urena (especially U. lobata) b or urena lobata \-lōˈbātə, -bätə\ :  the cordage fiber derived from the urena (U. lobata)

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Origin and Etymology of urena

New Latin, from Malayalam uren urena


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