abutilon

abutilon

[uh-byoot-l-on]
noun
any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, comprising the flowering maples.

Origin:
1725–35; < Neo-Latin < Arabic abūṭīlūn

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abutilon (əˈbjuːtɪlən)
 
n
any shrub or herbaceous plant of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, such as the flowering maple, that have showy white, yellow, or red flowers
 
[C18: New Latin from Arabic]

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