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Meaning of HIBISCUS

Pronunciation:  hI'biskus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any plant of the genus Hibiscus

HIBISCUS is a 8 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: balibago, bimli, bimli hemp, black-eyed Susan, bladder ketmia, blue mahoe, Bombay hemp, China rose, Chinese hibiscus, common rose mallow, Confederate rose, Confederate rose mallow, cotton rose, Cuban bast, deccan hemp, flower-of-an-hour, flowers-of-an-hour, genus Hibiscus, Hibiscus cannabinus, Hibiscus elatus, Hibiscus heterophyllus, Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus mutabilis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Hibiscus syriacus, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Hibiscus trionum, Indian hemp, Jamaica sorrel, kanaf, kenaf, mahagua, mahoe, majagua, mallow, purau, red sorrel, rose mallow, Rose of China, rose of Sharon, roselle, rozelle, shoe black, shoeblack plant, sorrel, sorrel tree, swamp mallow, swamp rose mallow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hi*bis"cus\, n. [L., marsh mallow; cf. Gr. ?.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of
which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated
in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for
hemp. See {Althea}, {Hollyhock}, and {Manoe}.