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Any of various tropical plants of the genus Abutilon of the mallow family, having lobed leaves resembling those of a maple and bell-shaped, usually colorful flowers. Also called abutilon, Chinese lantern, Indian mallow.
(Plants) any tropical shrub of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, esp A. hybridum, having lobed leaves like those of the maple and brightly coloured flowers
any shrub of the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, having large, bright-colored flowers.Also called abutilon.