malvaceous

malvaceous

[mal-vey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Malvaceae, the mallow family of plants.
Compare mallow family.


Origin:
1690–1700; < Latin malvāceus. See mallow, -aceous

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malvaceous (mælˈveɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Malvaceae, a family of plants that includes mallow, cotton, okra, althaea, and abutilon
 
[C17: from Latin malvāceus, from malvamallow]

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