Definition of mallow
: any of a genus (Malva of the family Malvaceae, the mallow family) of herbs with palmately lobed or dissected leaves, usually showy flowers, and a disk-shaped fruit
Origin of mallow
Middle English malwe, from Old English mealwe, from Latin malva
First Known Use: before 12th century
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Definition of mallow for Students
: a tall plant with usually large white, rose, or purplish flowers with five petals
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