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malvaceous

[ mal-vey-shuhs ]
/ mælˈveɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Malvaceae, the mallow family of plants.

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Compare mallow family.

Origin of malvaceous

From the Latin word malvāceus, dating back to 1690–1700. See mallow, -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for malvaceous

malvaceous
/ (mælˈveɪʃəs) /

adjective

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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