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Meaning of HOLLYHOCK

Pronunciation:  'hâlee`hâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers
  2. [n]  any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

HOLLYHOCK is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: althaea, althea
 See Also: Alcea, Alcea rosea, Althea officinalis, Althea rosea, genus Alcea, genus Althaea, mallow, marsh mallow, rose mallow, white mallow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hol"ly*hock\, n. [OE. holihoc; holi holy + hoc
mallow, AS. hoc; cf. W. hocys mallows, hocys bendigaid
hollyhock, lit., blessed mallow. Prob. so named because
brought from the Holy Land. See {Holy}.] (Bot.)
A species of Alth[ae]a ({A. rosea}), bearing flowers of
various colors; -- called also {rose mallow}.