Sphaeralcea

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

Definition of Sphaeralcea

: 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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History and Etymology for Sphaeralcea

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

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“Sphaeralcea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sphaeralcea. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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