Abutilon meaning

ə-byo͝otl-ŏn
Any of a number of related plants or shrubs (genus Abutilon) of the mallow family, with showy flowers of white, yellow, or red.
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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.]
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A taxonomic genus within the family Malvaceae — broadleaf flowering plants in the mallow family found in the torrid and temperate zones.
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Origin of abutilon

  • New Latin Abutilon genus name from Medieval Latin abutilon a kind of plant used to treat wounds from medieval scientific Arabic ’abūṭīlūn folk-etymological alteration of earlier ’ūbūṭīlūn, ’awbūṭīlūn (taken as ’abū father, source) (Andalusian Arabic ṭaylūn toad) ultimately from misreading of Syriac ’arqṭī’ūn, ’arqūṭī’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)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin from Arabic aubūtīlūn (Indian mallow).[script?]

    From Wiktionary

  • From New Latin, from Arabic ابو طيلون (’abū ṭīlūn).

    From Wiktionary