hollyhock

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hol·ly·hock

 (hŏl′ē-hŏk′)
n.
A tall plant (Alcea rosea syn. Althaea rosea) in the mallow family, native to the Middle East and widely cultivated for its showy clusters of very large, variously colored flowers. Also called althea.

[Middle English holihocke, marsh mallow : holi, holy; see holy + hoc, mallow (from Old English).]

hollyhock

(ˈhɒlɪˌhɒk)
n
(Plants) a tall widely cultivated malvaceous plant, Althaea rosea, with stout hairy stems and spikes of white, yellow, red, or purple flowers. Also called (US): rose mallow
[C16: from holy + hock, from Old English hoc mallow]

hol•ly•hock

(ˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk)

n.
a tall cultivated Asian plant, Alcea rosea, of the mallow family, having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers.
[1225–75; Middle English holihoc=holi holy + hoc mallow, Old English hocc]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hollyhock - any of various plants of the genus Althaeahollyhock - any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
genus Althaea - hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Alcea
Althea officinalis, marsh mallow, white mallow - European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
2.hollyhock - any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
Alcea rosea, Althea rosea, rose mallow - plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
Translations

hollyhock

[ˈhɒlɪhɒk] Nmalva f loca

hollyhock

[ˈhɒlihɒk] nrose f trémière

hollyhock

nMalve f

hollyhock

[ˈhɒlɪˌhɒk] nmalvone m