Indian mallow

Indian mallow
noun
1. tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States
Syn: ↑Sida spinosa
Hypernyms: ↑mallow
Member Holonyms: ↑Sida, ↑genus Sida
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
Hypernyms: ↑mallow
Member Holonyms: ↑Abutilon, ↑genus Abutilon

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized I
Etymology: indian (II) 1
1. : any of several abutilons; especially : a tall annual herb (Abutilon theophrasti) that has velvety cordate leaves and yellow flowers, yields a long strong fiber for which it is sometimes cultivated, and is native to India but widely naturalized as an escape in warm and temperate regions — called also velvetleaf
2. [indian (II) 2] : a tropical American weed (Sida spinosa) with pale yellow or orange flowers that has been introduced into the United States and is found especially in the southern United States

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1. Also called velvetleaf. an Asian plant, Abutilon theophrasti, of the mallow family, having velvety leaves and yellow flowers: it is cultivated in China for its jutelike fiber and has become naturalized as a weed in North America.
2. any of certain related species.

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Indian mallow noun
A tall N American weed (Abutilon theophrasti) with small yellow flowers
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Main Entry:Indian

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Indian mallow,
1. a yellow-flowered, Asiatic plant of the mallow family, common as a weed in the eastern United States and on the Pacific coast; velvetleaf; stamp weed.
2. any one of various related plants.

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  • Indian mallow — Mallow Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala chh; cf. mala ssein to soften, malako s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian mallow — Indian In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian mallow — n. a tall weed (Abutilon theophrasti) of the mallow family, with small, yellow flowers and large, heart shaped, velvety leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Indian mallow — Abutilon A*bu ti*lon, n. [Ar. aub[=u]t[=i]l[=u]n.] (Bot.) A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; called also {Indian mallow}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian-mallow — pluoštinis galenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos pluoštinis augalas (Abutilon theophrasti), paplitęs Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Abutilon theophrasti angl. abutilon hemp; butterprint; China jute; Indian mallow; Tientsin… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Indian mallow — 1. Also called velvetleaf. an Asian plant, Abutilon theophrasti, of the mallow family, having velvety leaves and yellow flowers: it is cultivated in China for its jutelike fiber and has become naturalized as a weed in North America. 2. any of… …   Universalium

  • Indian mallow — /ɪndiən ˈmæloʊ/ (say indeeuhn maloh) noun a tall malvaceous North American plant, Abutilon theophrasti, with large, smooth leaves and small yellow flowers …  

  • Mallow — Mal low, Mallows Mal lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala chh; cf. mala ssein to soften, malako s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve}, {Malachite}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indian — In di*an (?; 277), a. [From India, and this fr. Indus, the name of a river in Asia, L. Indus, Gr. ?, OPers. Hindu, name of the land on the Indus, Skr. sindhu river, the Indus. Cf. {Hindu}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to India proper; also …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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