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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
خِطْمي، خُبّيزَه
ibišek
hawaiiblomsthibiscus
hibiscus
læknakólfur
ibištek
amber çiçeği

hibiscus

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

[hɪˈbɪskəs] nhibiscus m
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hibiscus

nHibiskus m, → Eibisch m
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hibiscus

[hɪˈbɪskəs] nibisco
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hibiscus

(hiˈbiskəs) noun
a tropical plant with brightly-coloured flowers.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The next meeting is tonight (Wednesday) in the Mayfield Centre at 7pm when the guest will be Sally Bryson from Edinburgh with 'hybiscus flowers'.
Nas faixas de transicao entre o bosque de mangue e os ecossistemas de terra firme, ou em manguezais alterados, podem ocorrer outras especies vegetais, como o algodoeiro-da-praia (genero Hybiscus) e a samambaia-do-mangue (genero Acrostichum).
Karpakavalli, "Extraction and characterization of Hybiscus Rosa-Sinensis leaves mucilage for Pharmaceutical applications," RGUHS Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol.