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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun A natural family of herbs and shrubs and some trees, including the mallows, cotton, and okra; the mallow family.

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  • noun herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra

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  • (n): the mallow family, which includes the economically important plants Hibiscus, cotton, and okra.

    January 4, 2009