Lavatera

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lavatera

(ˌlævəˈtɪərə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae
[named after the two brothers Lavater, 18th-century Swiss doctors and naturalists]
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Noun1.lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowersLavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
Lavatera arborea, tree mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States