abu·​ti·​lon | \ ə-ˈbyü-tə-ˌlän How to pronounce abutilon (audio) , -tə-lən \

Definition of abutilon

: any of a genus (Abutilon) of plants of the mallow family often having lobed leaves and solitary bell-shaped flowers

First Known Use of abutilon

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abutilon

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Arabic awbūṭīlūn, a plant of this genus

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“Abutilon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abutilon. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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