noun, plural hi·bis·cus·es.
Origin of hibiscus
Examples from the Web for hibiscus
To accompany breakfast or lunch, there's hibiscus lavender tea or locally roasted Bumper Crop coffee.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Drink: Agua Fresca, especially Flor de Jamaica, hibiscus flower.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World|Erin Cunningham|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the Pacific Isles it is very fine and strong, from Hibiscus tiliaceus.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Hibiscus Trionum L. Seed brown, the surface dotted with numerous, ragged, light-colored pimples.Seeds of Michigan Weeds|W. J. (William James) Beal
Hibiscus flowers or delicate ferns were dipped in these colors and impressed on the tapas in elegant designs.
Of fibres the most important are cotton, Deccan hemp (Hibiscus cannabinus), and sunn or tag (Crotalaria juncea).
The hibiscus shall grow, the coral shall spread, and man shall cease.
British Dictionary definitions for hibiscus
noun plural -cuses
Word Origin for hibiscus
Word Origin and History for hibiscus
1706, from Latin hibiscum, later hibiscus, "marshmallow plant," of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish.