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Any of several herbs or shrubs of the genus Sphaeralcea, native to the arid regions of North and South America and having colorful cuplike corollas and numerous stamens fused into tubes.
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|Noun||1.||globe mallow - genus of coarse herbs and subshrubs of arid North and South America having pink or scarlet flowers and globose fruits|
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
genus Sphaeralcea, Sphaeralcea - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs with showy flowers and mostly globose fruits: globe mallows
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