Sphaeralcea

noun Sphaer·al·cea \ˌsfiˌralˈsēə, -feˌr-\

Definition of Sphaeralcea

  1. :  a large genus of chiefly tropical herbs (family Malvaceae) with showy pink or scarlet flowers and mostly globose fruit — see globe mallow

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Origin and Etymology of sphaeralcea

New Latin, from sphaer- + Latin alcea, a mallow, from Greek alkaia vervain mallow


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