Definition of callirrhoë
1 capitalized : a small genus of North American herbs (family Malvaceae) having usually red or purple flowers, truncate petals, and beaked carpels
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Callirrhoë, several species of which are cultivated —called also poppy mallow
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Origin and Etymology of callirrhoë
New Latin, from Latin Callirrhoe, a water nymph, daughter of the river Achelous and wife of Alcmeon, from Greek Kallirrhoē
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