Definition of Hibiscus

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Hibiscus.




Definition of Hibiscus

1. n. 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.

Definition of Hibiscus

1. Noun. A flower of the genus Hibiscus, found in tropical to temperate regions ¹

2. Noun. A cocktail made with champagne and cranberry juice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hibiscus

1. a tropical plant [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Hibiscus

1. A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated in India for their fibre, which is used as a substitute for hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe. Origin: L, marsh mallow; cf. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hibiscus

hibernacles
hibernacula
hibernaculum
hibernal
hibernate
hibernated
hibernates
hibernating
hibernating(a)
hibernating gland
hibernation
hibernations
hibernator
hibernators
hibernoma
hibiscus (current term)
hibiscuses
hibonite
hibonites
hic
hic Rhodus, hic salta
hicatee
hicatees
hiccatee
hiccatees
hiccory
hiccough
hiccough nut
hiccoughed
hiccoughing

Literary usage of Hibiscus

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1. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"hibiscus moscheutos L. Sp. PI. 2 :G93. 1753. SWAMP ROSE MAI. ... hibiscus syriacus L. Sp. PI. 2 : 695. 1753. ALTURA TREE. MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE, SYRIA. ..."

2. All about Hawaii (1917)
"HAWAII may truly be regarded as the land of the hibiscus flower, ... The hibiscus is indigenous to these Islands, there being several distinct native ..."

3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"hibiscus. hibiscus is one of the Greek names for the Mallows. ... Halbert-leaved hibiscus. — This is a fine species; growing six to eight feet high; ..."

4. Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Or, Flower-garden Displayed by John Sims (1817)
"H2I hibiscus radiatus was raised in the garden, at Madrid, by Professor CAVANILLES, from seeds sent him by Sir JOSEPH BANKS. It differs from cannabinus, ..."

5. St. Helena: The Historic Island from Its Discovery to the Present Date by E. L. Jackson (1905)
"E. hibiscus populus. Willd. 3. 209. A useful timber tree of considerable size ... E. hibiscus diversifolius. Willd. 3. 820. A tall tree of short duration. ..."

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