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 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, "Why is this ground cherry not thriving? Ask an expert," 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, "9 lesser-known public gardens in Colorado that are worth a visit," 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, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 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, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020 Either way, the low Loveseat, a beach-camping staple, has a base that stands 13.5 inches off the ground, keeping you close to the campfire for roasting franks and mallows. Outdoor Life, "Four Camping Chairs Totally Worth a Sit," 24 Mar. 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, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 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, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 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, "National Parks Will Be Free These Five Days in 2020–Here’s Where to Go When," 17 Jan. 2020

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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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“Mallow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mallow. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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