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Hibiscus moscheutos


a showy shrub of salt marshes of the eastern United States having large rose-colored flowers


plant noun (plants and fungi)




Hibiscus moscheutos*
(* Hibiscus moscheutos may be used in a singular or plural context)

Type of:

hibiscus » mallow » shrub » woody plant

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Hibiscus moscheutos [species] | Hibiscus moschatus [synonym] | orth. var. [synonym] | Hibiscus palustris [species]

a cold-hardy perennial wetland plant that can grow in large colonies. The hirsute leaves are of variable morphology, but commonly found as deltoidal in form and sometimes having up to three lobes. It's found in wetlands and along the riverine systems... (41 of 974 words, 5 images)

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rose mallow | Hibiscus moscheutos [species]

any of several hibiscuses with large usually rose-colored flowers ; especially, a showy perennial of the salt marshes of the eastern United States (23 of 39 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rose mallow

American Heritage Dictionary:

rose mallow | Hibiscus moscheutos [species]

A tall marsh plant "(Hibiscus moscheutos") of eastern North America, having leaves covered with whitish down and large flowers with white, pink, or ... (23 of 31 words)


Random House Dictionary:

rose mallow | sea hollyhock | Hibiscus moscheutos [species] | swamp mallow [species]

any of several plants of the genus "Hibiscus", of the mallow family, having rose-colored flowers. (15 of 17 words)


Collins Dictionary:

rose mallow | marsh mallow [United States, Canadian, synonym, sense-specific] | hollyhock [United States, Canadian, synonym, sense-specific]

any of several malvaceous marsh plants of the genus "Hibiscus", such as "H. ... | [US] another name for the "hollyhock" (20 of 225 words, 2 definitions)


Oxford Dictionary:

rose mallow

an ornamental hibiscus.; Genus Hibiscus, family Malvaceae, in particular H. rosa-sinensis (11 of 31 words)


New World Dictionary:

rose mallow | mallow rose

any of several plants (genus Hibiscus) of the mallow family, with showy flowers; especially, a marsh species (H. palustris) having large pink, red, or ... (24 of 28 words)




A taxonomic genus within the family Malvaceae -- the hibiscuses. (9 of 11 words, 1 image)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

hibiscus [plant]

any of numerous species of herbs, shrubs, and trees constituting the genus Hibiscus, in the family Malvaceae, and native to warm temperate and ... (23 of 269 words, 2 images)


Columbia Encyclopedia:

mallow | flowering maple | marsh mallow | abutilon | hibiscus | hollyhock | okra

common name for members of the Malvaceae, a family of herbs and shrubs distributed over most of the world and especially abundant in the American ... (25 of 359 words)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

hibiscus [countable] | hibiscuses [plural]

a bush with large brightly coloured flowers that grows mainly in tropical regions (13 of 39 words, pronunciations)


Cambridge Dictionary:


a tropical plant or bush with large brightly coloured flowers (10 of 15 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

rose mallow | rose mallows [plural]

a tall plant that grows in marshy areas and has downy leaves. Flowers: pink or white. Native to: eastern North America. Genus Hibiscus. | Same as ... (25 of 41 words, 2 definitions)

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