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

  • n. A small eastern Asian tree or tall shrub (Hibiscus syriacus) having large reddish, purple, or white flowers and coarsely toothed leaves. Also called althea.
  • n. A shrubby Eurasian evergreen plant (Hypericum calycinum) having oblong leaves and yellow flowers and usually grown as a ground cover. Also called Aaron's beard.

Etymologies

After the Plain of Sharon .
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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