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abutilon

Line breaks: abu|ti¦lon
Pronunciation: /əˈbjuːtɪlɒn
 
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Definition of abutilon in English:

noun

A herbaceous plant or shrub of warm climates, typically bearing showy yellow, red, or mauve flowers and sometimes used for fibre.
  • Genus Abutilon, family Malvaceae
Example sentences
  • The rest of the garden is filled with shade- and sun-loving subtropical and Mediterranean plants - abutilon, bougainvillea, datura, giant bird of paradise, and princess flower (Tibouchina).
  • Planted beneath it, and in the matching raised bed across the runnel, is a collection of bold and textural plants such as abutilon, acanthus, agapanthus, and Tasmanian tree fern.
  • Star jasmine trained in a diamond pattern against the wall, yellow clivia, and dwarf abutilon in hanging baskets add interest lower down.

Origin

modern Latin, from Arabic ūbūṭīlūn 'Indian mallow'.

Words that rhyme with abutilon

limekiln

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