gemauve

noun

ge·​mauve
gəˈmōv
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

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gemauve. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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