abutilon

[ uh-byoot-l-on ]
/ əˈbyut lˌɒn /
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noun

any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, comprising the flowering maples.

Nearby words

  1. abusage,
  2. abuse,
  3. abuser,
  4. abusive,
  5. abut,
  6. abutment,
  7. abuttal,
  8. abuttals,
  9. abutter,
  10. abuzz

Origin of abutilon

1725–35; < New Latin < Arabic abūṭīlūn

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British Dictionary definitions for abutilon

abutilon

/ (əˈbjuːtɪlən) /

noun

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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