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hi·bis·cus

 (hī-bĭs′kəs)
n.
Any of various chiefly tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Hibiscus of the mallow family, having large, showy, variously colored flowers with numerous stamens united into a tube surrounding the style.

[New Latin Hibīscus, genus name, from Late Latin hibīscus, variant of Latin hibīscum, marsh mallow, perhaps of Celtic origin.]

hibiscus

(haɪˈbɪskəs)
n, pl -cuses
(Plants) any plant of the chiefly tropical and subtropical malvaceous genus Hibiscus, esp H. rosa-sinensis, cultivated for its large brightly coloured flowers
[C18: from Latin, from Greek hibiskos marsh mallow]

hi•bis•cus

(haɪˈbɪs kəs, hɪ-)

n., pl. -cus•es.
1. Also called China rose. a woody plant, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, of the mallow family, having large, showy flowers.
2. any of numerous other plants, shrubs, or trees of the genus Hibiscus
[1700–10; < New Latin, Latin < Greek hibískos mallow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscushibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus  
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
genus Hibiscus - large genus of tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees often grown as ornamentals for their profusion of large flowers in a variety of colors
bimli, bimli hemp, Bombay hemp, Hibiscus cannabinus, kanaf, kenaf, Indian hemp, deccan hemp - valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
blue mahoe, Cuban bast, Hibiscus elatus, mahagua, mahoe, majagua - erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks
Hibiscus heterophyllus, sorrel tree - Australian tree with acid foliage
common rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos, rose mallow, swamp mallow, swamp rose mallow - showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers
Confederate rose, Confederate rose mallow, cotton rose, Hibiscus mutabilis - Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
Chinese hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Rose of China, shoe black, shoeblack plant, China rose - large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers
Hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica sorrel, red sorrel, roselle, rozelle, sorrel - East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber
Hibiscus syriacus, rose of Sharon - Asiatic shrub or small shrubby tree having showy bell-shaped rose or purple or white flowers and usually three-lobed leaves; widely cultivated in temperate North America and Europe
balibago, Hibiscus tiliaceus, mahagua, mahoe, majagua, purau - shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament
bladder ketmia, flower-of-an-hour, flowers-of-an-hour, Hibiscus trionum, black-eyed Susan - annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America
Translations
خِطْمي، خُبّيزَه
ibišek
hawaiiblomsthibiscus
hibiscus
læknakólfur
ibištek
amber çiçeği

hibiscus

[hɪˈbɪskəs] N (hibiscuses (pl)) → hibisco m

hibiscus

[hɪˈbɪskəs] nhibiscus m

hibiscus

nHibiskus m, → Eibisch m

hibiscus

[hɪˈbɪskəs] nibisco

hibiscus

(hiˈbiskəs) noun
a tropical plant with brightly-coloured flowers.
References in classic literature ?
She pretended that she was making a flower-bed, and she stuck big scarlet hibiscus blossoms into little heaps of earth, all the time growing more and more angry and muttering to herself the things she would say and the names she would call Saidie when she returned.
Hair of cloud o'er face of flower, Nodding plumes where she alights, In the white hibiscus bower She lingers through the soft spring nights -- Nights too short, though wearing late Till the mimosa days are born.
There is the pool, the flowers as of old, There the hibiscus at the gates of gold, And there the willows round the palace rise.
A straight, dry, and partly decayed stick of the Hibiscus, about six feet in length, and half as many inches in diameter, with a small, bit of wood not more than a foot long, and scarcely an inch wide, is as invariably to be met with in every house in Typee as a box of lucifer matches in the corner of a kitchen cupboard at home.
Came the sound of paddles, and, next, emerging into the lantern's area of light, the high, black bow of a war canoe, curved like a gondola, inlaid with silvery-glistening mother-of-pearl; the long lean length of the canoe which was without outrigger; the shining eyes and the black-shining bodies of the stark blacks who knelt in the bottom and paddled; Ishikola, the old chief, squatting amidships and not paddling, an unlighted, empty-bowled, short-stemmed clay pipe upside-down between his toothless gums; and, in the stern, as coxswain, the dandy, all nakedness of blackness, all whiteness of decoration, save for the pig's tail in one ear and the scarlet hibiscus that still flamed over the other ear.
In the various smaller holes he carried such things as empty rifle cartridges, horseshoe nails, copper screws, pieces of string, braids of sennit, strips of green leaf, and, in the cool of the day, scarlet hibiscus flowers.
But the crash of a tall vase filled with crimson hibiscus blossoms left him speechless.
A peculiarly white and very light wood (the Hibiscus tiliareus) is alone used for this purpose: it is the same which serves for poles to carry any burden, and for the floating out-riggers to their canoes.
The Gambia has a wealth of experiences to offer, feasts for the senses, making life-changing moments that will stay in the memory forever, and having a haven of calm kindness like Susan and Oliver's Hibiscus House from which to enjoy these experiences is a precious thing to find.
When we ran tests using our La Folie bretta, it was too intense and the hibiscus disappeared.
Pharmacokinetics of anthocyanidin-3-glycosides following consumption of Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
The work consists of furnishing all material, labor, and equipment necessary for constructing HIBISCUS BLVD/HICKORY STREET MAST ARM SIGNAL PROJECT NO.