hollyhock definition

  • noun:
    • A tall plant (Alcea rosea) native to the Middle East and extensively cultivated for its showy groups of large, variously colored plants. Also called althea.
    • any one of a few flowering flowers regarding the genus Alcea when you look at the Malvaceae family members.
    • A species of Althæa (Althæa rosea), bearing plants of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.
    • A plant, Althea rosea, associated with the natural order Malvaceæ.
    • any one of various tall plants regarding the genus Alcea; indigenous to the center East but commonly naturalized and cultivated for the huge variously coloured flowers
    • some of different flowers associated with the genus Althaea; comparable to but having smaller plants than genus Alcea

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