globe mallow

noun

Definition of globe mallow

: 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 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, "Enjoy White Mountains views for miles on this not-too-crowded hike. Here's how to do it," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of globe mallow

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Globe mallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globe%20mallow. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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