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Any of various tropical plants of the genus Abutilon of the mallow family, having lobed leaves resembling those of a maple and bell-shaped, usually colorful flowers. Also called abutilon, Chinese lantern, Indian mallow.
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(Plants) any tropical shrub of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, esp A. hybridum, having lobed leaves like those of the maple and brightly coloured flowers
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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.||flowering maple - an ornamental plant of the genus Abutilon having leaves that resemble maple leaves|
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
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