Definitions for hollyhockˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk
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hol•ly•hockˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk(n.)
a tall cultivated Asian plant, Alcea rosea, of the mallow family, having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers.
Origin of hollyhock:
1225–75; ME holihoc=holiholy+hoc mallow, OE hocc
althea, althaea, hollyhock(noun)
any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
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
Any of several flowering plants of the genus Alcea in the Malvaceae family.
a species of Althaea (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow
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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