follow Dictionary.com

9 Q Without U Words for Words With Friends

mallow

[mal-oh] /ˈmæl oʊ/
noun
1.
any of various plants of the genus Malva, including several popular garden plants, as the musk mallow.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English malue, Old English mealwe < Latin malva
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for mallow
  • In the back planter, a tall mallow hedge screens a vegetable garden.
  • In mid-summer the large flowers of the rose mallow cover the marshes with pink and with.
British Dictionary definitions for mallow

mallow

/ˈmæləʊ/
noun
1.
any plant of the malvaceous genus Malva, esp M. sylvestris of Europe, having purple, pink, or white flowers See also dwarf mallow, musk mallow
2.
any of various related plants, such as the marsh mallow, rose mallow, Indian mallow, and tree mallow
Word Origin
Old English mealuwe, from Latin malva; probably related to Greek malakhē mallow
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for mallow
n.

late 14c., from late Old English malwe, from Latin malva "mallows," from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. The same lost word apparently yielded Greek malakhe "mallow."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for mallow

any of several flowering plants in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), especially those of the genera Hibiscus and Malva. Hibiscus species include the great rose mallow (H. grandiflorus), with large white to purplish flowers; the soldier rose mallow (H. militaris), a shrub that grows to a height of 2 metres (6 feet); and the common, or swamp, rose mallow (H. moscheutos).

Learn more about mallow with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for mallow

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends