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}, {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 — Cheese Cheese (ch[=e]z), n. [OE. chese, AS. c[=e]se, fr. L. caseus, LL. casius. Cf. {Casein}.] 1. The curd of milk, coagulated usually with rennet, separated from the whey, and pressed into a solid mass in a hoop or mold. [1913 Webster] 2. A mass …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malva rotundifolia L. — однол., двул.; VI–VIII Сем. Malvaceae – Мальвовые 170. Род Malva L. – Мальва 356. Мальва круглолистная Syn lat: Malva pusilla Smith См. Malva rotundifolia L. – Мальва круглолистная Мусорные места у жилья. Единственное местонахождение. В дер.… …   Флора Центрально-лесного государственного заповедника

  • Malva rotundifolia auct. non L. — Symbol MANE Synonym Symbol MARO Botanical Family Malvaceae …   Scientific plant list

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