mallow family
mallow family mallow family n. (Bot.) The natural family {Malvaceae}, a dilleniid dicot family consisting of herbs and shrubs and some trees, and including the mallows, cotton, and okra. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • mallow family — noun herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra • Syn: ↑Malvaceae, ↑family Malvaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Malvales, ↑order Malvales …   Useful english dictionary

  • mallow family — Malvaceae Malvaceae prop. n. A natural family of herbs and shrubs and some trees, including the mallows, cotton, and okra; the {mallow family}. Syn: family {Malvaceae}, mallow family. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mallow family — the plant family Malvaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees having palmately veined, lobed, or compound leaves, sticky juice, often showy five petaled flowers with stamens united in a column, and fruit in the form of a… …   Universalium

  • mallow — [mal′ō] n. [ME malwe < OE mealuwe < L malva (> Ger malve, Fr mauve): see MALACHITE] 1. any of a genus (Malva) of plants of the mallow family, with dissected or lobed leaves 2. any of various other plants of the mallow family, as the… …   English World dictionary

  • mallow — /mal oh/, n. any of various plants of the genus Malva, including several popular garden plants, as the musk mallow. [bef. 1000; ME malue, OE mealwe < L malva] * * * ▪ plant       any of several flowering plants in the hibiscus, or mallow, family… …   Universalium

  • mallow rose — noun : rose mallow 1 * * * a rose mallow of the genus Hibiscus. [1830 40] * * * mallow rose, any one of certain plants of the mallow family having rose colored flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Malvaceae — noun herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra • Syn: ↑Malvaceae, ↑mallow family • Hypernyms: ↑dilleniid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Malvales, ↑order Malvales …   Useful english dictionary

  • mallow — noun Etymology: Middle English malwe, from Old English mealwe, from Latin malva Date: before 12th century any of a genus (Malva of the family Malvaceae, the mallow family) of herbs with palmately lobed or dissected leaves, usually showy flowers,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family — /fam euh lee, fam lee/, n., pl. families, adj. n. 1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family. 3. the spouse and children …   Universalium

  • Mallow — or Mallows may refer to: Nature Malvaceae, family of plants; in particular the following genera: Abelmoschus Althaea (genus) – Marsh mallow Callirhoe – Poppy mallow Corchorus – Jews Mallow, Molokia, Mlukhia Hibiscus – Rosemallow Kosteletzkya –… …   Wikipedia

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