Definition of mallow in English:


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  • A herbaceous plant with hairy stems, pink or purple flowers, and disk-shaped fruit. Several kinds are grown as ornamentals, and some are edible.

    Genus Malva, family Malvaceae (the mallow family): many species. This family also includes the hollyhocks, hibiscus, and abutilon. See also
    rose mallow

    ‘The look is deliberately natural, with an emphasis on indigenous plants such as swamp mallow and drought-tolerant ornamental grasses.’
    • ‘Other locals include yarrow, pussytoes, mallow, cudweed, meadowsweet, and chickweed.’
    • ‘My parents are buried in a garden I made in Water Mill, the graves two unmarked stones, surrounded by Montauk daisies and pink mallow.’
    • ‘The dried or fresh flowers and leaves of high mallow and dwarf mallow are used as food and medicine.’
    • ‘Rose mallow can be distinguished from marsh mallow mainly by the leaves and the size of the flowers.’



/ˈmalō/ /ˈmæloʊ/


Old English meal(u)we, from Latin malva; related to Greek malakhē; compare with mauve.