[ mal-vey-shuhs ]
/ mælˈveɪ ʃəs /
belonging to the Malvaceae, the mallow family of plants.
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Example sentences from the Web for malvaceous
The caterpillar probably feeds on malvaceous plants, as do most of the species of the genus.
Hibiscus, hī-bis′kus, n. a genus of malvaceous plants, mostly tropical.
It feeds on various species of malvaceous plants and also on the common portulaca.
British Dictionary definitions for malvaceous
/ (mælˈveɪʃəs) /
of, relating to, or belonging to the Malvaceae, a family of plants that includes mallow, cotton, okra, althaea, and abutilon
Word Origin for malvaceous
C17: from Latin malvāceus, from malva mallow
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