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hibiscus

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noun hi·bis·cus \hī-ˈbis-kəs, hə-\

Simple Definition of hibiscus

  • : a type of shrub that has large colorful flowers

Full Definition of hibiscus

  1. :  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

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