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rose mallow

noun
1.
any of several plants of the genus Hibiscus, of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers.
Origin of rose mallow
1725-1735
1725-35
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  • As she walked, weeping, beside the once brilliant border, she saw the rose-mallow lying half-dead across her path.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • "I feel so happy, and yet so miserable, to-day," said the rose-mallow to the Princess one morning.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • She thought of the rose-mallow, and pondered with new-born sympathy on the Violet's pain.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • They were screened by a tangle of rose-mallow, and there John Woolfolk seated himself—waiting.

    Wild Oranges Joseph Hergesheimer
  • The rose-mallow alone was too busily employed in climbing the wall to observe what circumstance was disturbing the flower-garden.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
  • Often the sad music seemed to be the voice of her lover; then the tones softened to a sigh; it was the rose-mallow's dying sob.

    The Village of Youth Bessie Hatton
British Dictionary definitions for rose-mallow

rose mallow

noun
1.
Also called (US and Canadian) marsh mallow. any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus Hibiscus, such as H. moscheutos, of E North America, having pink or white flowers and downy leaves
2.
(US) another name for the hollyhock
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