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|Noun||1.||Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
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