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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of herbs and shrubs of the order Malvaceæ and tribe Ureneæ, having from five to eight leaf-like or bristle-like bractlets, and the carpels generally with from one to three awns.
  • n. [l. c.] A plant of this genus.

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  • n. any of various evergreen plants of the genus Pavonia having white or yellow or purple flowers

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