Origin of mallow
Examples from the Web for mallow
Miss Mallow at the typewriter, with a scared face, plied her fingers faster than ever.The Country House|John Galsworthy
An ammoniacal solution of cochineal is used for making many violet and mallow colours.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Name from , a sphere, and , a mallow—from the commonly spherical fruit.
Sida, sī′da, n. a large genus of downy herbs of the mallow family.
The interior of the house was equally inviting, for Mrs. Mallow was noted as an excellent housekeeper.Doris Force at Locked Gates|Julia K. Duncan
British Dictionary definitions for mallow
Word Origin for mallow
Word Origin and History for mallow
late 14c., from late Old English malwe, from Latin malva "mallows," from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. The same lost word apparently yielded Greek malakhe "mallow."