Definition of mallow in English:


Line breaks: mal¦low
Pronunciation: /ˈmaləʊ


  • A herbaceous plant with hairy stems, pink or purple flowers, and disc-shaped fruit.
    • Genus Malva, family Malvaceae (the mallow family, which also contains hollyhocks, hibiscus, and abutilon): many species.
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    • The look is deliberately natural, with an emphasis on indigenous plants such as swamp mallow and drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.
    • Other locals include yarrow, pussytoes, mallow, cudweed, meadowsweet, and chickweed.
    • My parents are buried in a garden I made in Water Mill, the graves two unmarked stones, surrounded by Montauk daisies and pink mallow.


Old English meal(u)we, from Latin malva; related to Greek malakhē; compare with mauve.

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