globe mallow

noun

: any of a genus (Sphaeralcea) of coarse herbs of the mallow family found in arid regions of North and South America and often having clusters of cup-shaped pink or scarlet flowers

Examples of globe mallow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mexican gold poppies, scorpionweed, fiddleneck, plantains, globe mallow, bladderpod, brittlebush and popcorn flowers battle to maintain ground in the stinknet stronghold. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 31 Mar. 2023 Wax current shrubs, prickly poppies, globe mallow, rare Graham’s tick-trefoil and the ubiquitous sunflowers sprout from seemingly inhospitable volcanic scree. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 7 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of globe mallow was in 1842

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“Globe mallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globe%20mallow. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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