Pronunciation: (sun), [key]
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.
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