from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See rose of Sharon.
- n. See hollyhock.
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- n. Any of several plants of the genus Althaea; the hollyhocks and mallows
Latin, mallows, from Greek althaia, from althainein, to heal; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)