Mallow meaning

mălō
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Any of various other plants in the mallow family, such as the rose mallow.
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Any of various plants of the genus Malva of the mallow family, having pink, purple, or white axillary flowers, palmate or dissected leaves, and dry disk-shaped fruits.
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Any of a genus (Malva) of plants of the mallow family, with dissected or lobed leaves.
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Any of various other plants of the mallow family, as the marsh mallow or rose mallow.
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Designating a family (Malvaceae, order Malvales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the hollyhock, cotton, marsh mallow, and okra, typically having large, showy flowers with many stamens borne on a tube, and a sticky juice in their stems, leaves, and roots.
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Any of a group of flowering plants in several genera of the taxonomic family Malvaceae, especially of the genus Malva. Several species are edible by humans.
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Origin of mallow

  • Middle English malwe from Old English mealwe and from Old French malve both from Latin malva probably of Semitic origin mlḥ in Semitic roots

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

  • Old English mealwe, from Latin malva. Compare mauve.

    From Wiktionary