Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or belonging to the order Malvaceæ, or mallow family.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants (
Malvaceæ), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this family. It was formerly classified as an order, and included the baobab and the silk-cotton trees. The baobab and silk-cotton trees are now placed in the family Bombacaceae, which is included with the Malvaceaein the order Malvales.
- Latin malva ("mallow"). (Wiktionary)
“The Hollyhock fungus first attacked the malvaceous plants of Australia, and then reached England in 1873 by the continent of Europe.”
“= Puccinia violæ =, allied to the = P. graminis = of Corn and to the = P. malvacearum = of Hollyhocks and various malvaceous plants.”
“No doubt the fungus is nursed by malvaceous weeds.”
“The disease is not confined to the Hollyhock, for it attacks many malvaceous plants, notably the Mallows of our hedgesides.”
“He refers to the Paritium tiliaceum, a malvaceous plant, hardly noticed by Europeans, but very highly prized by the natives of the tropics, and cultivated everywhere in the East and West”
“-- The mountain mahoe, a malvaceous plant, that furnishes the beautiful lace-like bark called Cuba bast, imported by nurserymen for tying their plants.”
“-- This malvaceous plant is common in collections, as are others of the genus.”
“-- The flowers of this malvaceous plant contain a quantity of astringent juice, and, when bruised, rapidly turn black or deep purple; they are used by the Chinese ladies for dyeing their hair and eyebrows, and in Java for blacking shoes.”
“-- A malvaceous plant, possessing mucilaginous properties, for which it is used medicinally.”
“The inflammation of the intestines yielded to the use of emollients obtained from malvaceous plants.”
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