sunn
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu san, from Sanskrit śaṇa Date: 1774 an annual Indian herb (Crotalaria juncea) of the legume family with slender branches, simple leaves, and yellow flowers; also its valuable fiber resembling hemp that is lighter and stronger than jute

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, , / (Crotolaria juncea)


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