from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall plant (Alcea rosea) native to the Middle East and widely cultivated for its showy clusters of very large, variously colored flowers. Also called althea.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several flowering plants of the genus Alcea in the Malvaceae family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A species of Althæa (Althæa rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Althea rosea, of the natural order Malvaceæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
- n. any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
Mrs. Countryman: I am told on good authority that the hollyhock is a true perennial and not a biennial.
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One could be annoyed with a policeman, but not with a tin hollyhock.
An interesting aspect of Leroi-Gourhan's discovery was the number of medicinal plants, such as hollyhock, ephedra, horsetail and yarrow, indicating that Neanderthals might have understood herbal remedies as well as appreciating the beauty of flowers.
Aoi is Japanese for "hollyhock,", and it is on the five-generation family crest of the owners, the Honda family.
The darkness that was prominent in "Oranges no. 5" seems to recede, and what appears to be the hollyhock -- the "favorite flower" mentioned in the poem -- is the focal point.
Why does this Provençale hollyhock remind me of Hawaii?
Your heavenly handsome hollyhock tribute to Aunt Betty, Aunt Missy, and Aunt Janet was very special!
The provencale hollyhock reminds you of Hawaii because it looks like the hibiscus flower, which is found in Hawaii and other tropical places.
That beautiful hollyhock resembles some hibiscus I remember from my childhood in Southern California.
Thank you for the beautiful hollyhock, They remind me of when we were kids.