Definition of rose mallow in English:

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rose mallow


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A plant of the mallow family with typically large pink or white flowers, several species of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
  • Genus Hibiscus, family Malvaceae: many species, including the showy pink-flowered swamp rose mallow (H. palustris), found especially in coastal marshes of the eastern US.
Example sentences
  • Confederate rose or rose mallow, Hibiscus mutabilis, may have a single trunk, but typically is grown as a multitrunked, billowy shrub or small tree.
  • Typical shrubs include squawbush (a type of sumac); coral bean and fairy duster (both members of the pea family); two types of hibiscus, or rose mallow; and cliff Fendler bush.
  • Old-timers tell us that many dunes were once ablaze with rose mallows.

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Syllabification: rose mal·low

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