American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tall plant (Alcea rosea) native to the Middle East and widely cultivated for its showy clusters of very large, variously colored flowers. Also called althea.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Althea rosea, of the natural order Malvaceæ. It is a native of China and of southern Europe, and is a frequent ornament of gardens. There are many varieties, with single and double flowers, characterized by the tints of white, yellow, red, purple, and dark purple approaching to black. The leaves are said to yield a blue coloring matter not inferior to indigo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A species of Althæa (Althæa rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also
- n. any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
- n. any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
- holly + hock (Wiktionary)
- Middle English holihocke, marsh mallow : holi, holy; see holy + hoc, mallow (from Old English). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mrs. Countryman: I am told on good authority that the hollyhock is a true perennial and not a biennial.”
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
“One could be annoyed with a policeman, but not with a tin hollyhock.”
“An interesting aspect of Leroi-Gourhan's discovery was the number of medicinal plants, such as hollyhock, ephedra, horsetail and yarrow, indicating that Neanderthals might have understood herbal remedies as well as appreciating the beauty of flowers.”
“Aoi is Japanese for "hollyhock,", and it is on the five-generation family crest of the owners, the Honda family.”
“The darkness that was prominent in "Oranges no. 5" seems to recede, and what appears to be the hollyhock -- the "favorite flower" mentioned in the poem -- is the focal point.”
“Why does this Provençale hollyhock remind me of Hawaii?”
“Your heavenly handsome hollyhock tribute to Aunt Betty, Aunt Missy, and Aunt Janet was very special!”
“The provencale hollyhock reminds you of Hawaii because it looks like the hibiscus flower, which is found in Hawaii and other tropical places.”
“That beautiful hollyhock resembles some hibiscus I remember from my childhood in Southern California.”
“Thank you for the beautiful hollyhock, They remind me of when we were kids.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘hollyhock’.
Inspired by fbharjo (see spitchcock).
For a more inclusive list, see sionnach's tom, dick and harry.
Also see the list Bad Sentences by abigail.
Vendors can get oddly creative.
an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Temporary list is temporary.
Collecting a few words here, which are then to be alloted to other lists.
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
These chromonyms are defined as colors in at least one dictionary (mostly MW3). (Actually there's one fake, for reasons I'll explain someday.) They are all one-word nouns such as "kelly", which can...
A big list of color names for use on wordrainbow.com
Looking for tweets for hollyhock.