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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 ?
Some other names for the hibiscus are sorrel, flor de Jamaica or rosemallow.
Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known as hibiscus, sorrel, and flor de Jamaica, or less widely known as rosemallow.
The latter site harbors such natives as Hibiscus laevis, halberd-leaf rosemallow; Mimulus glabratus, roundleaf monkey flower; Quercus macrocarpa, bur oak, and the introduced Lysimachia nummularia, moneywort--all rare or absent at the Loup River site.