Definitions for hollyhockˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk

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  1. althea, althaea, hollyhock(noun)

    any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

  2. hollyhock(noun)

    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

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  1. Hollyhock(n.)

    A species of Alth

  2. Origin: [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.]

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  1. hollyhock(Noun)

    Any of several flowering plants of the genus Alcea in the Malvaceae family.

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  1. Hollyhock(noun)

    a species of Althaea (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow

  2. Origin: [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.]

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  1. Alcea

    Alcea, commonly known as hollyhocks, is a genus of about 60 species of flowering plants in the mallow family Malvaceae. They are native to Asia and Europe.


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