Malvaceous Mal*va"ceous, a. [L. malvaceus, from malva mallows. See {Mallow}.] (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants ({Malvace[ae]}), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this family. It was formerly classified as an order, and included the baobab and the silk-cotton trees. The baobab and silk-cotton trees are now placed in the family {Bombacaceae}, which is included with the {Malvaceae} in the order {Malvales}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • malvaceous — /mal vay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Malvaceae, the mallow family of plants. Cf. mallow family. [1690 1700; < L malvaceus. See MALLOW, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • malvaceous — adjective Of or pertaining to plants in the mallow family …   Wiktionary

  • malvaceous — [mal veɪʃəs] adjective Botany relating to or denoting plants of the mallow family (Malvaceae). Origin C17: from mod. L. Malvaceae, based on L. malva mallow , + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • malvaceous — mal·va·ceous …   English syllables

  • malvaceous — /mælˈveɪʃəs/ (say mal vayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Malvaceae, or mallow family of plants, which includes the abutilon, althaea, hollyhock, okra, cotton plant, etc. {Latin malvāceus of mallows} …   Australian English dictionary

  • malvaceous —   a. pertaining to or like a mallow; belonging to mallow family of plants …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • malvaceous — adj. Bot. of or relating to the genus Malva or the family Malvaceae, which includes mallow. Etymology: L malvaceus f. malva MALLOW …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Entelea — taxobox name = Entelea arborescens regnum = Plantae unranked divisio = Angiosperms unranked classis = Eudicots unranked ordo = Rosids ordo = Malvales familia = Malvaceae subfamilia = Grewioideae genus = Entelea species = E. arborescens binomial …   Wikipedia

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