- any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, comprising the flowering maples.
Origin of abutilon
1725–35; < New Latin < Arabic abūṭīlūn
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Examples from the Web for abutilon
I also have in blossom an Abutilon and three Obconica Primulas.The Mayflower, January, 1905
Of growing crops, wheat, beans, and hemp—Abutilon avicennae Gaert.Three Years in Western China
A writer in Vick's Magazine describes a method of training the Abutilon that must, we think, be a very attractive one.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
Florists' varieties of the Abutilon, such as Boule de Neige, also do well on sheltered walls.Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens
Ernest Thomas Cook
I am much obliged for your letter of October 18th, with the curious account of Abutilon, and for the seeds.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
- any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers
C18: New Latin from Arabic
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