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MALLOW

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MALLOW (noun)
  The noun MALLOW has 1 sense:

1. any of various plants of the family Malvaceae

  Familiarity information: MALLOW used as a noun is very rare.


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MALLOW (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various plants of the family Malvaceae

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Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("mallow" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mallow"):

false mallow; globe mallow (genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits)

chaparral mallow; Malacothamnus fasciculatus; Sphaeralcea fasciculata (shrub of coastal ranges of California and Baja California having hairy branches and spikes of numerous mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea)

malope; Malope trifida (western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts)

false mallow (an American plant of the genus Malvastrum)

sleeping hibiscus; wax mallow; waxmallow (any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers)

glade mallow; Napaea dioica (tall coarse American herb having palmate leaves and numerous small white dioecious flowers; found wild in most alluvial soils of eastern and central United States)

Sida hermaphrodita; Virginia mallow (tall handsome perennial herb of southeastern United States having maplelike leaves and white flowers)

jellyleaf; Queensland hemp; Sida rhombifolia (herb widely distributed in tropics and subtropics used for forage and medicinally as a demulcent and having a fine soft bast stronger than jute; sometimes an aggressive weed)

Indian mallow; Sida spinosa (tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States)

checkerbloom; Sidalcea malviflora; wild hollyhock (perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated)

seashore mallow (any of various plants of the genus Kosteletzya predominantly of coastal habitats; grown for their flowers that resemble hibiscus)

Iliamna acerifolia; Iliamna ruvularis; mountain hollyhock (perennial of northwestern United States and western Canada resembling a hollyhock and having white or pink flowers)

Iliamna remota; Sphaeralcea remota; wild hollyhock (a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea)

Malva moschata; mus rose; musk mallow (erect Old World perennial with faintly musk-scented foliage and white or pink flowers; adventive in United States)

common mallow; Malva neglecta (annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in United States)

cheese; cheeseflower; high mallow; Malva sylvestris; tall mallow (erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States)

Abelmoschus moschatus; abelmosk; Hibiscus moschatus; musk mallow (bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus)

Abutilon theophrasti; butter-print; China jute; Indian mallow; velvet-leaf; velvetleaf; velvetweed (tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States)

hollyhock (any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers)

althaea; althea; hollyhock (any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea)

poppy mallow (a plant of the genus Callirhoe having palmately cleft leaves and white to red or purple flowers borne throughout the summer)

hibiscus (any plant of the genus Hibiscus)

Holonyms ("mallow" is a member of...):

family Malvaceae; mallow family; Malvaceae (herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra)


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