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[suhn] /sʌn/
noun
1.
a tall East Indian shrub, Crotalaria juncea, of the legume family, having slender branches and yellow flowers, and an inner bark that yields a hemplike fiber used for making ropes, sacking, etc.
2.
the fiber.
Also called sunn hemp, sun hemp, Bombay hemp, Madras hemp.
Origin of sunn
1580-1590
1580-90; < Hindi san < Sanskrit śāṇa
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British Dictionary definitions for sunn-hemp

sunn

/sʌn/
noun
1.
a leguminous plant, Crotalaria juncea, of the East Indies, having yellow flowers
2.
the hemplike fibre obtained from the inner bark of this plant, used in making rope, sacking, etc
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi san, from Sanskrit śāná hempen
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