from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tall marsh plant (Hibiscus moscheutos) of eastern North America, having leaves covered with whitish down and large flowers with white, pink, or rose petals with crimson bases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the hollyhock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mallow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
  • n. showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers


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