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

  • n. A tropical Asian annual herb (Abutilon theophrasti) naturalized in the United States, having large velvety heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. It is an important fiber plant in northern China. Also called China jute.

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  • n. A tall Asian herb, Abutilon theophrasti, that has velvety heart-shaped leaves and yellow flowers

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given to several plants which have soft, velvety leaves, as the Abutilon Avicennæ, the Cissampelos Pareira, and the Lavatera arborea, and even the common mullein.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A downy-leafed tropical vine, Cissampelos Pareira, furnishing a medicinal root. See pareira.
  • n. See Lavatera.
  • n. In the United States, the Indian mallow, Abutilon Avicennæ, an annual plant with downy heart-shaped leaves. Sometimes called American jute. See jute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
  • n. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
  • n. arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
  • n. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States

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