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urena

[yoo-ree-nuh] /yʊˈri nə/
noun
1.
any tropical plant or shrub belonging to the genus Urena, of the mallow family, having clusters of small, yellow flowers, especially U. lobata, which yields a useful bast fiber.
Origin
< Neo-Latin, probably < Malayalam uṛiñña name for various vitaceous or sapindaceous plants
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aramina

((Urena lobata), plant of the family Malvaceae; its fibre is one of the bast fibre group. The plant, probably of Old World origin, grows wild in tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world

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