from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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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- noun botany Any of many
North Americanplants of the genus Sphaeralcea in the mallow family, Malvaceae.
- noun botany Plants of the genus Iliamna in the
mallowfamily, Malvaceae, more commonly known as wild hollyhocks.
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- noun genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits
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globe + mallow. The flowers of both kinds are globe-shaped just before the petals fully open.
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