Definition of Hibiscus sabdariffa
1. Noun. East Indian sparsely prickly annual herb or perennial subshrub widely cultivated for its fleshy calyxes used in tarts and jelly and for its bast fiber.
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Literary usage of Hibiscus sabdariffa
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1. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"hibiscus sabdariffa L. JAMAICA. One of the most popular of the summer drinks of Mexico is made from "Jamaica." Jamaica is made from the involucres, calyces, ..."
2. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1880)
"As high as GOO acres of Hibiscus have been cultivated in one district of India for fiber alone. hibiscus sabdariffa.—Jamaica Indian Sorrel. ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"hibiscus sabdariffa, Jamaica sorrel or roselle, is very generally cultivated in wann countries, on account of its calyx, which, as the fruit ripens, ..."
4. All about Hawaii (1917)
"... which has been constantly used as the male parent in crosses. A white variety introduced from Fiji crosses readily. hibiscus sabdariffa, known as ..."