capitalized : a small genus of North American herbs (family Malvaceae) having usually red or purple flowers, truncate petals, and beaked carpels
plural -s : any plant of the genus Callirrhoë, several species of which are cultivated

called also poppy mallow

Word History


New Latin, from Latin Callirrhoe, a water nymph, daughter of the river Achelous and wife of Alcmeon, from Greek Kallirrhoē

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“Callirrhoë.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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