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NOUN (2)

1. any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea;
[syn: althea, althaea, hollyhock]

2. 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;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hollyhock \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 (Alth[ae]a rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow. Note: Rose mallow is listed as a variety of Hibiscus, not Hollyhock in several Web pages. Name change??? [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hollyhock n 1: any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea [syn: althea, althaea, hollyhock] 2: 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