Definition of sunn in English:

sunn

(also sunn hemp)

noun

  • 1mass noun A fibre similar to hemp.

    • ‘In summer we use buckwheat, Sudan grass, and sunn hemp.’
  • 2A shrub of southern Asia with long narrow leaves and yellow flowers, from which sunn is obtained.

    Crotalaria juncea, family Leguminosae

Origin

Late 18th century: from Urdu and Hindi san, from Sanskrit śaṇá ‘hempen’.

Pronunciation

sunn

/sʌn/