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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any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers

Word Origin for abutilon

C18: New Latin from Arabic
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