- any of various plants of the genus Malva, including several popular garden plants, as the musk mallow.
Origin of mallow
Examples from the Web for mallow
I've found a box of mallow root, and we will treat ourselves to it for breakfast.His Masterpiece
My uncle is riding as far as Mallow; he will be absent ten days.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
I wish the city of Cork to have two members, Bantry one and Mallow one.William Pitt and the Great War
John Holland Rose
The colour in Miss Mallow's cheeks spread to her sloping shoulders.The Country House
Charleville, Mallow, Sligo, fell into the hands of the natives.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin and History for mallow
late 14c., from late Old English malwe, from Latin malva "mallows," from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. The same lost word apparently yielded Greek malakhe "mallow."