Definition of mallow in English:

Share this entry

mallow

Pronunciation: /ˈmalō/

noun

A herbaceous plant with hairy stems, pink or purple flowers, and disk-shaped fruit. Several kinds are grown as ornamentals, and some are edible.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with mallow

aloe, callow, fallow, hallow, marshmallow, sallow, shallow, tallow

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mal·low

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.