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

  • n. Any of several herbs or shrubs of the genus Sphaeralcea, native to the arid regions of North and South America and having colorful cuplike corollas and numerous stamens fused into tubes.

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  • n. Any of many North American plants of the genus Sphaeralcea in the mallow family, Malvaceae.
  • n. Plants of the genus Iliamna in the mallow family, Malvaceae, more commonly known as wild hollyhocks.

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

  • n. genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits

Etymologies

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globe +‎ mallow. The flowers of both kinds are globe-shaped just before the petals fully open.

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