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A tropical African plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa) having flowers with yellow petals and a persistent, bright red calyx that has a pleasantly acid flavor and is used to make jelly and beverages.
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(Plants) an Indian flowering plant
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|Noun||1.||roselle - 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 - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
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