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See flowering maple.
[New Latin Abutilon, genus name, from Medieval Latin abutilon, a kind of plant used to treat wounds, from medieval scientific Arabic 'abūṭīlūn, folk-etymological alteration of earlier 'ūbūṭīlūn, 'awbūṭīlūn (taken as 'abū, father, source + Andalusian Arabic ṭaylūn, toad), ultimately from misreading of Syriac 'arqṭī'ūn, 'arqūṭī'ūn, partly from Greek arkion, burdock (probably from arkein, to suffice, endure, from its tenacious burs ) and partly from Greek arktion, the plant Inula candida (burdock and Inula candida often being treated together in medieval botanical works).]
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(Plants) any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers
[C18: New Latin from Arabic]
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any shrub of the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, having large, bright-colored flowers.Also called abutilon.
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|Noun||1.||Abutilon - herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering maple; Indian mallow|
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
flowering maple - an ornamental plant of the genus Abutilon having leaves that resemble maple leaves
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