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 Hibīscus genus name from Late Latin hibīscus variant of Latin hibīscum 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”).