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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.]
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]
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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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
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
hibiscus[hɪˈbɪskəs] N (hibiscuses (pl)) → hibisco m
hibiscus[hɪˈbɪskəs] n → hibiscus m
hibiscus[hɪˈbɪskəs] n → ibisco
a tropical plant with brightly-coloured flowers. hibiskus, vuurblom خِطْمي، خُبّيزَه хибискус hibisco ibišek der Hibiskus hibiscus; hawaiiblomst ιβίσκοςhibisco hibisk گل بامیه kiinanruusu hibiscus הִיבִיסקוּס जवा कुसुम hibisk, sljezolika hibiscus kembang sepatu læknakólfur ibisco ハイビスカス 히비스커스 kinrožė bunga raya Chinese roos hibiskus !!ketmia د پڼدي ګل hibisco hibiscus гибискус ibištek hibiskus hibiskus hibiskus ต้นพู่ระหง amber çiçeği 黃槿，芙蓉，洛神 гібіскус گڑھل cây dâm bụt 木槿，芙蓉