An Indian swamp plant of the pea family, with stems that yield the pith that is used to make sola topis.
- ‘This just may be the ‘uva spinea’ mentioned by Pliny, who added that this is the variety ‘quae sola alitur nebulis’.’
Mid 19th century: from Bengali solā, Hindi śolā.
- feminine form of solus
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