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checkerbloom

[ chek-er-bloom ]
/ ˈtʃɛk ərˌblum /
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noun
a western North American plant, Sidalcea malviflora, of the mallow family, having long, loose clusters of rose-colored flowers.
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Also called wild hollyhock.

Origin of checkerbloom

First recorded in 1920–25; checker1 + bloom1
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British Dictionary definitions for checkerbloom

checkerbloom
/ (ˈtʃɛkəˌbluːm) /

noun
a Californian malvaceous plant, Sidalcea malvaeflora, with pink or purple flowers
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