[ mon-uh-see-oh; Spanish maw-nah-see-yaw ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈsi oʊ; Spanish ˌmɔ nɑˈsi yɔ /
noun, plural mo·na·cil·los [mon-uh-see-ohz; Spanish maw-nah-see-yaws] /ˌmɒn əˈsi oʊz; Spanish ˌmɔ nɑˈsi yɔs/.
a low shrub, Malvaviscus arboreus, of tropical America, having scarlet flowers and berrylike fruit that is sticky when young.
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