lavatera

noun

any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae

Nearby words

  1. lavandin,
  2. lavaret,
  3. lavash,
  4. lavater,
  5. lavater, johann kaspar,
  6. lavation,
  7. lavatorial,
  8. lavatory,
  9. lavatory paper,
  10. lave

Word Origin for lavatera

named after the two brothers Lavater, 18th-century Swiss doctors and naturalists

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