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A large family of chiefly woody plants, the Malvaceae, characterized by alternate leaves and showy flowers often with numerous stamens fused at the base into a tube, and including cotton, okra, hibiscus, hollyhock, and the mallows.
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|Noun||1.||mallow family - herbs and shrubs and some trees: mallows; cotton; okra|
dilleniid dicot family - family of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
Abelmoschus, genus Abelmoschus - genus of tropical coarse herbs having large lobed leaves and often yellow flowers
Alcea, genus Alcea - genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea
genus Althaea - hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Alcea
Callirhoe, genus Callirhoe - small genus of North American herbs having usually red or purple flowers
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
genus Iliamna, Iliamna - small genus of perennial herbs or subshrubs; some often placed in other genera
genus Kosteletzya, Kosteletzya - small genus of herbs of southeastern United States and tropical America and Africa
genus Lavatera, Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers
genus Malope - small genus of chiefly European herbs
genus Malvastrum, Malvastrum - genus of mallows characterized by red and yellow flowers often placed in other genera
genus Pavonia - genus of tropical hairy shrubs or herbs of tropics and subtropics especially South America
genus Sida, Sida - large genus of tropical subshrubs or herbs some of which yield fibers of mucilaginous substances
genus Sidalcea, Sidalcea - genus of showy plants of western North America having palmate leaves and variously colored racemose flowers
genus Sphaeralcea, Sphaeralcea - large genus of chiefly tropical herbs with showy flowers and mostly globose fruits: globe mallows
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