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malvaceous

[mal-vey-shuh s] /mælˈveɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Malvaceae, the mallow family of plants.
Compare mallow family.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Latin malvāceus. See mallow, -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for malvaceous

malvaceous

/mælˈveɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Malvaceae, a family of plants that includes mallow, cotton, okra, althaea, and abutilon
Word Origin
C17: from Latin malvāceus, from malvamallow
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