Meaning of water mallow in English:

water mallow

noun

  • Any of various plants of the family Malvaceae found in damp places, including marshmallow, Althaea officinalis, musk mallow, Malva moschata, and rose mallow (genus Hibiscus).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Turner (d. 1568), naturalist and religious controversialist.