Origin of hollyhock
Examples from the Web for hollyhock
Old Miss Hollyhock's house is on fire, and we're going to put it out.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm|Laura Lee Hope
The disease is not confined to the Hollyhock, for it attacks many malvaceous plants, notably the Mallows of our hedgesides.
The Althœa Rosa (Hollyhock) may be used as a substitute, though it is not as good.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
So Buster darted away, calling out as he went that he would meet Jimmy at the hollyhock hedge on the next morning but one.The Tale of Buster Bumblebee|Arthur Scott Bailey
It is too close a cousin of the Hollyhock ever to seem to me aught but a happy flower.Old-Time Gardens|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for hollyhock
Word Origin for hollyhock
Word Origin and History for hollyhock
mid-13c., holihoc, from holi "holy" (see holy) + hokke "mallow," from Old English hocc, of unknown origin. Another early name for the plant was caulis Sancti Cuthberti "St. Cuthbert's cole."