mallow

noun mal·low \ ˈma-(ˌ)lō \

Definition of mallow

:any of a genus (Malva of the family Malvaceae, the mallow family) of herbs with palmately lobed or dissected leaves, usually showy flowers, and a disk-shaped fruit

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Origin and Etymology of mallow

Middle English malwe, from Old English mealwe, from Latin malva


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mallow

noun mal·low \ ˈma-lō \

Definition of mallow for Students

:a tall plant with usually large white, rose, or purplish flowers with five petals

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