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hollyhock


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hollyhock  \Hol"ly*hock\,  n.  [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}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  species  of  Alth[ae]a  ({A.  rosea}),  bearing  flowers  of 
  various  colors;  --  called  also  {rose  mallow}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hollyhock 
  n  1:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Althaea;  similar  to  but 
  having  smaller  flowers  than  genus  Alcea  [syn:  {althea}, 
  {althaea}] 
  2:  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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