Definition of hibiscus in English:

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hibiscus

Pronunciation: /hīˈbiskəs/

noun

A plant of the mallow family, grown in warm climates for its large brightly colored flowers or for products such as fiber or timber.
  • Genus Hibiscus, family Malvaceae: many species, including the rose mallow.
Example sentences
  • There is no reason why hostas can't be grown in containers just as successfully as an exotic hibiscus.
  • Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
  • My hibiscus looks healthy, but the buds drop before they open.

Origin

Latin, from Greek hibiskos, which Dioscorides identified with the marsh mallow.

Words that rhyme with hibiscus

discus, meniscus, viscous

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hi·bis·cus

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