Indian mallow

/ɪndiən ˈmæloʊ/ (say indeeuhn 'maloh)

noun
a tall malvaceous North American plant, Abutilon theophrasti, with large, smooth leaves and small yellow flowers.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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… …   Useful english 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 Hemp — The Abutilon avicennce or Chinese jute (see Abutilon). The fibre is said to be superior to Indian jute. It is mixed with silk in the manufacture of the cheaper kinds of quasi silk goods …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

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