Simple Definition of hibiscus
: a type of shrub that has large colorful flowers
Full Definition of hibiscus
: any of a large genus (Hibiscus) of herbs, shrubs, or small trees of the mallow family with large showy flowers and usually dentate leaves
Origin of hibiscus
New Latin, from Latin, marshmallow
First Known Use: 1706
Rhymes with hibiscus
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