Malva Mauritiana
Mallow Mal"low, Mallows Mal"lows, n. [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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Malva rotundifolia — Mallow Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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