mallow

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mallow \Mal"low\, Mallows \Mal"lows\, noun [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala'chh; cf. mala'ssein to soften, malako's soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve}, {Malachite}.] (Bot.) A genus of plants ({Malva}) having mucilaginous qualities. See {Malvaceous}.

Note: The flowers of the common mallow ({Malva sylvestris}) are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow ({Malva rotundifolia}) is a common weed, and its flattened, dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree mallow ({Malva Mauritiana} and {Lavatera arborea}), musk mallow ({Malva moschata}), rose mallow or hollyhock, and curled mallow ({Malva crispa}), are less commonly seen.

{Indian mallow}. See {Abutilon}.

{Jew's mallow}, a plant ({Corchorus olitorius}) used as a pot herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.

{Marsh mallow}. See under {Marsh}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

mallow

noun

1: any of various plants of the family Malvaceae


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