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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flowering hothouse plant (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis) of the Mallow family, common in the gardens of China and the east Indies.
  • n.

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  • n. large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
  • n. shrubby Chinese rose; ancestor of many cultivated garden roses

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