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rose mallow

any of several plants of the genus Hibiscus, of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers.
Origin of rose mallow
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The rose mallow bears rose-colored or rose-purple flowers from early summer to midsummer.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain Edith S. Clements
  • The pink bee-bush stood tall along the sandy roadsides, and the cone-flowers and rose mallow grew everywhere.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for rose mallow

rose mallow

Also called (US and Canadian) marsh mallow. any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus Hibiscus, such as H. moscheutos, of E North America, having pink or white flowers and downy leaves
(US) another name for the hollyhock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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