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Definition of "mallow" [mal•low]

  • Any of various plants of the genus Malva, having pink or white axillary flowers, palmate leaves, and disklike schizocarpic fruits. (noun)
  • Any of various related plants, such as the rose mallow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mallow" in a sentence
  • "This is common mallow, which is similar to the plant from which marshmallow used to be made."
  • "GreeNoodle, a new instant noodle, gets a dose of added nutrition from moroheiya (aka mallow and mulukhiyah)."
  • "Although my mallow was a bit too soft in the end, all was not lost - into the hemisphere mold it went, and a long stay in the freezer fixed the situation."