capitalized : a very large genus of tropical herbs or shrubs (family Malvaceae) having usually small white or yellow flowers followed by five or more schizocarps with solitary pendulous ovules and including forms that yield useful fibers or mucilaginous substances see yellow mallow , queensland hemp
plural -s : any plant of the genus Sida

Word History


New Latin, from Greek sidē, a water plant

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“Sida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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