abu·​ti·​lon ə-ˈbyü-tə-ˌlän How to pronounce abutilon (audio)
: any of a genus (Abutilon) of plants of the mallow family often having lobed leaves and solitary bell-shaped flowers

Examples of abutilon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, my abutilon is about 4 feet tall and blooming in a pot on the sunny front porch. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 27 Jan. 2021

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of abutilon was in 1578

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“Abutilon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abutilon. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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