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hollyhock

noun hol·ly·hock \ˈhä-lē-ˌhäk, -ˌhk\

: a tall plant with rounded leaves and brightly colored flowers

Full Definition of HOLLYHOCK

:  a tall widely cultivated biennial or perennial herb (Alcea rosea syn. Althaea rosea) of the mallow family that has large coarse rounded leaves and tall spikes of showy flowers and that is probably of Asian origin

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Origin of HOLLYHOCK

Middle English holihoc marshmallow, from holi holy + hoc mallow, from Old English
First Known Use: 1548
HOLLYHOCK Defined for Kids

hollyhock

noun hol·ly·hock \ˈhä-lē-ˌhäk\

Definition of HOLLYHOCK for Kids

:  a plant with large rounded leaves and tall stalks of bright showy flowers

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