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mal·low

 (măl′ō)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Malva of the mallow family, having pink, purple, or white axillary flowers, palmate or dissected leaves, and dry disk-shaped fruits.
2. Any of various other plants in the mallow family, such as the rose mallow.

[Middle English malwe, from Old English mealwe and from Old French malve, both from Latin malva, probably of Semitic origin; see mlḥ in Semitic roots.]

mallow

(ˈmæləʊ)
n
1. (Plants) any plant of the malvaceous genus Malva, esp M. sylvestris of Europe, having purple, pink, or white flowers. See also dwarf mallow, musk mallow
2. (Plants) any of various related plants, such as the marsh mallow, rose mallow, Indian mallow, and tree mallow
[Old English mealuwe, from Latin malva; probably related to Greek malakhē mallow]

mal•low

(ˈmæl oʊ)

n.
any of various plants of the genus Malva, as the musk mallow.
[before 1000; Middle English malue, Old English mealwe < Latin malva]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceaemallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
family Malvaceae, mallow family, Malvaceae - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra
Malva moschata, mus rose, musk mallow - erect Old World perennial with faintly musk-scented foliage and white or pink flowers; adventive in United States
common mallow, Malva neglecta - annual Old World plant with clusters of pink or white flowers; naturalized in United States
cheeseflower, high mallow, Malva sylvestris, tall mallow, cheese - erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
Abelmoschus moschatus, abelmosk, Hibiscus moschatus, musk mallow - bushy herb of tropical Asia grown for its yellow or pink to scarlet blooms that resemble the hibiscus
Abutilon theophrasti, butter-print, China jute, velvetweed, Indian mallow, velvetleaf, velvet-leaf - tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
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
althaea, althea, hollyhock - any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
poppy mallow - a plant of the genus Callirhoe having palmately cleft leaves and white to red or purple flowers borne throughout the summer
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
Iliamna remota, Sphaeralcea remota, wild hollyhock - a rare mallow found only in Illinois resembling the common hollyhock and having pale rose-mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
Iliamna acerifolia, Iliamna ruvularis, mountain hollyhock - perennial of northwestern United States and western Canada resembling a hollyhock and having white or pink flowers
seashore mallow - any of various plants of the genus Kosteletzya predominantly of coastal habitats; grown for their flowers that resemble hibiscus
chaparral mallow, Malacothamnus fasciculatus, Sphaeralcea fasciculata - shrub of coastal ranges of California and Baja California having hairy branches and spikes of numerous mauve flowers; sometimes placed in genus Sphaeralcea
malope, Malope trifida - western Mediterranean annual having deep purple-red flowers subtended by 3 large cordate bracts
false mallow - an American plant of the genus Malvastrum
sleeping hibiscus, wax mallow, waxmallow - any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers
glade mallow, Napaea dioica - tall coarse American herb having palmate leaves and numerous small white dioecious flowers; found wild in most alluvial soils of eastern and central United States
Sida hermaphrodita, Virginia mallow - tall handsome perennial herb of southeastern United States having maplelike leaves and white flowers
jellyleaf, Queensland hemp, Sida rhombifolia - herb widely distributed in tropics and subtropics used for forage and medicinally as a demulcent and having a fine soft bast stronger than jute; sometimes an aggressive weed
Indian mallow, Sida spinosa - tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States
checkerbloom, Sidalcea malviflora, wild hollyhock - perennial purple-flowered wild mallow of western North America that is also cultivated
false mallow, globe mallow - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations
malva
papsajt
malva
ślaz
slezenovec
malva

mallow

[ˈmæləʊ] Nmalva f

mallow

nMalve f

mallow

[ˈmæləʊ] n (plant) → malva
References in classic literature ?
The pink bee-bush stood tall along the sandy roadsides, and the cone-flowers and rose mallow grew everywhere.
They know not how much more the half is than the whole, nor what great advantage there is in mallow and asphodel (1).
The Time Traveller paused, put his hand into his pocket, and silently placed two withered flowers, not unlike very large white mallows, upon the little table.
IT WAS 25 years ago that a Mexican Gulfstream II business jet made a precautionary landing on the back straight at Mallow racecourse.
Gardai from Blarney and Gurranabraher as well as units of the fire brigade from Mallow and Cork city went to the scene of the accident at Burnfoot.
Barry's of Mallow currently services 30 supermarkets under the Emerald fascia of which nine are company owned and 110 c-stores trading as Quik-pick.
All four Haribo Easter Eggs comprise a hollow milk chocolate egg each containing a 25g bag of either Starmix(r), Mallow Mix, Tangfastics(r) and Kiddies Supermix(r).
Also before the court were Matthew Kamera, of Military Hill, Cork city; Damien O'Driscoll, of Connolly Avenue, Mallow; Elizabeth O'Driscoll, of Woodview Drive, Mallow; Rory Keating, of Killinane, Liscarroll, Mallow, and Dawn Philpott, of Main Street, Ballynoe.
But stunned experts discovered one house in the middle of Mallow town has a massive 1,000 rating.
That's cheese mallow,'' he explained after a visitor disputed his claim that it was more worthy than a weed.
The 425g Haribo selection tube can also be used when empty as a money-box and holds a 21-bag assortment of Haribo's best-selling lines - including Starmix, GoldBears, Happy Cola, Pop Drops, Sour Mix and Mallow Mix.
They also asked anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area to call Mallow Garda station on 02231450.