velvet-leaves

velvetleaf

[vel-vit-leef]
noun, plural velvetleafs, velvetleaves.

Origin:
1700–10; velvet + leaf

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velvetleaf

noun
1. arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States [syn: tree mallow
2. tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States 
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