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mallow

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noun mal·low \ˈma-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of mallow

  1. :  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



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Origin of mallow

Middle English malwe, from Old English mealwe, from Latin malva


First Known Use: before 12th century

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mallow

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noun mal·low \ˈma-lō\

Definition of mallow

  1. :  a tall plant with usually large white, rose, or purplish flowers with five petals




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