any of a genus (Hibiscus) of plants, shrubs, and small trees of the mallow family, with large, colorful flowers
Origin of hibiscusModern Latin ; from Classical Latin hibiscus, hibiscum, probably ; from Celtic
Any of various chiefly tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Hibiscus of the mallow family, having large, showy, variously colored flowers with numerous stamens united into a tube surrounding the style.
Origin of hibiscusNew Latin Hib&imacron;scus, genus name, from Late Latin hib&imacron;scus, variant of Latin hib&imacron;scum, marsh mallow, perhaps of Celtic origin.
From Late Latin hibiscus, from Latin hibiscum, from Ancient Greek ἰβίσκος (ibiskos, “marsh mallow”)
From Latin hibiscum, from Ancient Greek ἰβίσκος (ibiskos, “hibiskos”).