Indian mallow
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]


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  • Indian mallow — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian mallow — n. a tall weed (Abutilon theophrasti) of the mallow family, with small, yellow flowers and large, heart shaped, velvety leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Indian mallow — noun 1. tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States • Syn: ↑Sida spinosa • Hypernyms: ↑mallow • Member Holonyms: ↑Sida, ↑genus Sida 2. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indian mallow — Abutilon A*bu ti*lon, n. [Ar. aub[=u]t[=i]l[=u]n.] (Bot.) A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; called also {Indian mallow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian-mallow — pluoštinis galenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Abutilon theophrasti), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Abutilon theophrasti angl. abutilon hemp; butterprint; China jute; Indian mallow; Tientsin… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian mallow — 1. Also called velvetleaf. an Asian plant, Abutilon theophrasti, of the mallow family, having velvety leaves and yellow flowers: it is cultivated in China for its jutelike fiber and has become naturalized as a weed in North America. 2. any of… …   Universalium

  • Indian mallow — /ɪndiən ˈmæloʊ/ (say indeeuhn maloh) noun a tall malvaceous North American plant, Abutilon theophrasti, with large, smooth leaves and small yellow flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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