Definitions

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

  • n. An ornamental herb (Sidalcea malviflora) native to the western coast of North America and cultivated for its showy clusters of pink to purple flowers.

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  • n. Any of the flowering plants in the genus Sidalcea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of West North America (Sidalcea malviflora) that is also cultivated.

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

  • n. perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated

Etymologies

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

checker(board) + bloom1.

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checker +‎ bloom

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