Other Word Forms of Hollyhock
Origin of Hollyhock
From Middle English holihoc from holi (“holy”) + hoc (“mallow”)/hocke (“mallow”)/hokke (“mallow”) (from Old English hoc (“marsh mallow”) The modern hollyhock was probably unknown in England until the 15th century, so usage before then no doubt referred to some other mallow.
Middle English holihocke marsh mallow holi holy holy hoc mallow (from Old English)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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