from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A plant (Malva moschata) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America, having pink flowers and dissected leaves.

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  • noun bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
  • noun erect Old World perennial with faintly musk-scented foliage and white or pink flowers; adventive in United States


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