rose mallow

  1. any of several plants of the genus Hibiscus, of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers.

Origin of rose mallow

First recorded in 1725–35

Words Nearby rose mallow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rose mallow in a sentence

  • The pink bee-bush stood tall along the sandy roadsides, and the cone-flowers and rose mallow grew everywhere.

    My Antonia | Willa Cather
  • The rose mallow bears rose-colored or rose-purple flowers from early summer to midsummer.

    Flowers of Mountain and Plain | Edith S. Clements
  • They were screened by a tangle of rose-mallow, and there John Woolfolk seated himself—waiting.

    Wild Oranges | Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The Rose-Mallow alone was too busily employed in climbing the wall to observe what circumstance was disturbing the flower-garden.

    The Village of Youth | Bessie Hatton
  • As she walked, weeping, beside the once brilliant border, she saw the Rose-Mallow lying half-dead across her path.

    The Village of Youth | Bessie Hatton

British Dictionary definitions for rose mallow

rose mallow

  1. Also called (US and Canadian): marsh mallow any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus Hibiscus, such as H. moscheutos, of E North America, having pink or white flowers and downy leaves

  2. US another name for the hollyhock

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