Origin of abutilonModern Latin from Arabic aub???l?n
Origin of abutilonNew Latin Abutilon genus name from Medieval Latin abutilon a kind of plant used to treat wounds from medieval scientific Arabic 'abū&tlowdot;īlūn folk-etymological alteration of earlier 'ūbū&tlowdot;īlūn, 'awbū&tlowdot;īlūn ( taken as 'abū father, source ) (Andalusian Arabic &tlowdot;aylūn toad ) ultimately from misreading of Syriac 'arq&tlowdot;ī'ūn, 'arqū&tlowdot;ī'ūn partly from Greek arkion burdock ( probably from arkein to suffice, endure ) ( from its tenacious burs ) and partly from Greek arktion the plant Inula candida ( burdock and Inula candida often being treated together in medieval botanical works )
- Any of the various tropical flowering plants, of the genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, Indian mallow, or Chinese lantern. [First attested in the late 16th century.]
New Latin from Arabic aubūtīlūn (Indian mallow). [script?]
From New Latin, from Arabic ابو طيلون (’abū ṭīlūn).