Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Malvaceae — the mallows.

Etymologies

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From Latin malva, "mallow"

Examples

  • Malva is supposed to help tone down the taste of a tea (much as cornflowers do), and probably it does in this case.

    2010 March | Tea Derivations

  • Malva is supposed to help tone down the taste of a tea (much as cornflowers do), and probably it does in this case.

    Daily Tea: 2010 Mar 24 | Tea Derivations

  • GERARD says open at eight o'clock in the morning and close about nine, from whence he observes, that it might with propriety be called Malva horaria: MILLER lengthens the duration of its blowing to a few hours: we have frequently observed its blossoms continue sufficiently open to shew their beauty the greatest part of the day, more especially towards the close of summer.

    The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 6 Or, Flower-Garden Displayed

  • But there would still be those who thought Jamie responsible, others who would call Malva a whore, a liar, or both-which she bloody well was, I reminded myself, but not a nice thing to hear about one's wife.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • In the story "Malva," Gorky offers us two characteristic types of peasants who become tramps by insensible degrees; almost without suspecting it, through the force of circumstances.

    Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

  • The lack of restraint is felt also in the descriptions of women ( "Malva," "On the Raft") and love scenes.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov

  • “The onda right now,” a scenester bellows into my ear one night at Malva, a club, at another party, “is that there is no onda, and there is all the ondas.”

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • At dinner, Kayle and I split bottles of South African Sauvignon Blanc, while David and Ethan decided it was their duty to sample every version of Malva pudding, a rich South African dessert made with apricot jam and brandy.

    Travels With My Husband and His Other Wife

  • “The onda right now,” a scenester bellows into my ear one night at Malva, a club, at another party, “is that there is no onda, and there is all the ondas.”

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • “The onda right now,” a scenester bellows into my ear one night at Malva, a club, at another party, “is that there is no onda, and there is all the ondas.”

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

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