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abutilon Line breaks: abu|ti¦lon
Pronunciation: /əˈbjuːtɪlɒn/

Definition of abutilon in English:


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.


Modern Latin, from Arabic ūbūṭīlūn 'Indian mallow'.

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