Definitions for hollyhockˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hol•ly•hockˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk(n.)

  1. a tall cultivated Asian plant, Alcea rosea, of the mallow family, having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers.

    Category: Plants

Origin of hollyhock:

1225–75; ME holihoc=holiholy+hoc mallow, OE hocc

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  1. hollyhock(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hollyhock(noun)

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


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