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hibiscus

Line breaks: hi¦bis|cus
Pronunciation: /hɪˈbɪskəs
 
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Definition of hibiscus in English:

noun

A plant of the mallow family, grown in warm climates for its large brightly coloured flowers or for products such as fibre or timber.
Example sentences
  • There is no reason why hostas can't be grown in containers just as successfully as an exotic hibiscus.
  • Between the ruins grew cypresses and oleanders, hibiscus, myrtle and wild roses.
  • My hibiscus looks healthy, but the buds drop before they open.

Origin

Latin, from Greek hibiskos, which Dioscorides identified with the marsh mallow.

Words that rhyme with hibiscus

discus, meniscus, viscous

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