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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mahoe  \Ma"hoe\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  name  given  to  several  malvaceous  trees  (species  of 
  {Hibiscus},  {Ochroma},  etc.),  and  to  their  strong  fibrous 
  inner  bark,  which  is  used  for  strings  and  cordage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hibiscus  \Hi*bis"cus\,  n.  [L.,  marsh  mallow;  cf  Gr  ?.]  (Bot.) 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hibiscus 
  n  :  any  plant  of  the  genus  Hibiscus 




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