mallow

noun
mal·​low | \ ˈma-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce mallow (audio) \

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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Examples of mallow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nu Bare Look Tint Foundation that’s packed with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and mallow for up to 24-hour hydration surge that rivals even the best face moisturizers. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 14 Apr. 2022 Since the remedy is not regulated by the FDA, Healthline encourages individuals to exercise care and consult their doctors before trying marsh-mallow treatments. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 Our rating: Missing context Marsh mallow plant extract once used to make marshmallow confectioneries has served as an alternative medicine for sore throats for centuries. Devon Link, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 There are blue sage and yarrow and mallow and tobacco and oregano and marjoram. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2021 The baby plant at the base of your hollyhock could be either from seed, a baby hollyhock, a mallow or growth from the hollyhock root. oregonlive, 8 Aug. 2020 Flowering sea kale and poppy mallow were planted in the Moon Garden because these and other blossoms bear light or white petals that seem to glow in the dark. Jeanine Barone, The Know, 23 Feb. 2020 There are affordable rentals, family-friendly fire pits for drinking hot cocoa and roasting ‘mallows, and the rink is open until 9pm for maximum time on the ice. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 There are affordable rentals, family-friendly fire pits for drinking hot cocoa and roasting ‘mallows, and the rink is open until 9pm for maximum time on the ice. Kate Wertheimer, Sunset Magazine, 17 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of mallow

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mallow

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

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24 Apr 2022

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“Mallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mallow. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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mallow

noun
mal·​low | \ ˈma-lō How to pronounce mallow (audio) \

Kids Definition of mallow

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

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