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(Plants) a malvaceous treelike plant, Lavatera arborea, of rocky coastal areas of Europe and N Africa, having a woody stem, rounded leaves, and red-purple flowers
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|Noun||1.||tree mallow - arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States|
genus Lavatera, Lavatera - widespread genus of herbs or softwood arborescent shrubs cultivated for their showy flowers