corchorus

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Noun1.Corchorus - any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowerscorchorus - any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute
genus Corchorus, Corchorus - widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia
subshrub, suffrutex - low-growing woody shrub or perennial with woody base
2.Corchorus - widely distributed genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs; especially Asia
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Tiliaceae, linden family, Tiliaceae - chiefly trees and shrubs of tropical and temperate regions of especially southeastern Asia and Brazil; genera Tilia, Corchorus, Entelea, Grewia, Sparmannia
corchorus - any of various plants of the genus Corchorus having large leaves and cymose clusters of yellow flowers; a source of jute
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Corchorus olitorius, commonly called jute leaves (ewedu), Ewedu in Yoruba or Ahihara in Igbo language, is reported to be a folk remedy for aches and pains, dysentery, fever, and pectoral pains.
Another taboo is that green drawl soup known as ewedu must not get to his shrine.
Amala is a staple food made from yam flour while abula is a mixture of gbegiri (bean soup) and ewedu, a draw soup.