callirrhoë

noun
cal·​lir·​rhoë | \ kəˈlirəˌwē \

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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for callirrhoë

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About callirrhoë

Dictionary Entries Near callirrhoë

callipygian

callirrhoë

Callisaurus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for callirrhoë

Cite this Entry

“Callirrhoë.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/callirrho%C3%AB. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!