Malva

Mallow will bloom stretched stems vertically.

Malva sylvestris

Mallow (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English malue, from Old English mealwe, borrowed from Latin malva. Compare the doublet mauve.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæləʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæloʊ/
  • Rhymes: -æləʊ

Noun

mallow (plural mallows)

  1. Any of a group of flowering plants in several genera of the taxonomic family Malvaceae, especially of the genus Malva. Several species are edible by humans.
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