What does hibiscus mean?

Definitions for hibiscushaɪˈbɪs kəs, hɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hibiscus(noun)

    any plant of the genus Hibiscus


  1. hibiscus(Noun)

    A flower of the genus Hibiscus, found in tropical to temperate regions

  2. hibiscus(Noun)

    A cocktail made with champagne and cranberry juice.

  3. Origin: From Later Hibiscus, from Latin hibiscum, from Greek ἰβίσκος, the "marsh mallow"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hibiscus(noun)

    a genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe

  2. Origin: [L., marsh mallow; cf. Gr. .]


  1. Hibiscus

    Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος, which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides gave to Althaea officinalis.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hibiscus

    hī-bis′kus, n. a genus of malvaceous plants, mostly tropical. [L.,—Gr. hibiscos, mallow.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hibiscus

    A plant genus of the family MALVACEAE. Members contain LIGNANS. H. cannabinus is a source of textile fiber (TEXTILES).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibiscus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hibiscus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. La Puma:

    Hibiscus tea has a greater anti-hypertensive effect than blueberries.

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