si·​da | \ ˈsīdə \

Definition of sida

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sida

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History and Etymology for sida

New Latin, from Greek sidē, a water plant

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“Sida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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