hibiscus definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous chiefly tropical bushes or trees for the genus Hibiscus, having big, showy, variously colored plants with numerous stamens united into a tube surrounding the style.
    • A flower associated with genus Hibiscus, within exotic to temperate areas
    • A cocktail created using wine and cranberry liquid.
    • A genus of flowers (natural herbs, bushes, or trees), some types of which may have big, showy plants. Some species are developed in Asia because of their fibre, used as an alternative for hemp. See althea, hollyhock, and manoe.
    • A large genus of polypetalous dicotyledonous plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), of the natural order Malvaceæ, and the type of the tribe Hibisceœ.
    • [lowercase] A plant of this genus.
    • any plant of the genus Hibiscus

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