Jew's 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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  • Jew's mallow — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jew's mallow — noun Usage: usually capitalized J 1. : a stout herb (Corchorus olitorius) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a potherb and in India for its jute fiber 2. : jute 1 * * * Jew s mallow noun 1. A yellow flowered plant, Kerria japonica (family Rosaceae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew's-mallow — ilgavaisis džiutas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Liepinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Corchorus olitorius), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Corchorus olitorius angl. Jew s mallow; Nalta jute;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jew's-mallow — japoninė kerija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Kerria japonica), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kerria japonica angl. Japan globeflower; Japanese kerria; Japanese rose; Jew s mallow vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Jew's frankincense — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew's pitch — Jew Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Jew — Jew, n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. ?, fr. ? the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. {Judaic}.] 1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the return from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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