noun mal·low \ˈma-(ˌ)lō\

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

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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 Defined for Kids


noun mal·low \ˈma-lō\

Definition of MALLOW for Kids

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