plural -s
: a tropical mallow (Malachra capitata) with yellow flowers in loose axillary heads that is important in harboring the cotton stainer bug

Word History


modification of French guimauve, from Old French widmalve, vimauve, modification (influenced by vist mistletoe and malve, mauve mallow) of Latin hibiscus marsh mallow

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“Gemauve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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