|1.||dwarf mallow See also musk mallow any plant of the malvaceous genus Malva, esp M. sylvestris of Europe, having purple, pink, or white flowers|
|2.||any of various related plants, such as the marsh mallow, rose mallow, Indian mallow, and tree mallow|
|[Old English mealuwe, from Latin malva; probably related to Greek malakhē 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).
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