Definition of Hollyhock

1. Noun. Any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea.

Exact synonyms: Althaea, Althea
Generic synonyms: Mallow
Group relationships: Genus Althaea
Specialized synonyms: Althea Officinalis, Marsh Mallow, White Mallow

2. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Mallow
Group relationships: Alcea, Genus Alcea
Specialized synonyms: Alcea Rosea, Althea Rosea, Rose Mallow

Definition of Hollyhock

1. n. A species of Althæa (A. rosea), bearing flowers of various colors; -- called also rose mallow.

Definition of Hollyhock

1. Noun. Any of several flowering plants of the genus ''Alcea'' in the ''Malvaceae'' family. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hollyhock

1. A species of Althaea (A. Rosea), bearing flowers of various colours. Synonym: rose mallow. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hollyhock

holly-leaf cherry
holly-leaved cherry
holly-leaved oak
holly-leaves barberry
holly blue
holly blues
holly family
holly fern
holly oak
hollyhock (current term)
holm oak
holm oaks
holm tree

Literary usage of Hollyhock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The hollyhock, while called in botanical history a biennial, ... The seed of the hollyhock, as well as the other genera mentioned with this root-system, ..."

2. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"PUCCINIA MALVACEARUM: RUST OF hollyhock. (Photograph by HH Whetzel) The hollyhock rust is known to infest a large number of genera and species of the mallow ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Double hollyhock (X Hi- should be taken off and potted singly in small pots in sandy soil and kept close in a shaded coldframe. A few fine named varieties ..."

4. The Story of Japan by Robert Van Bergen (1897)
"THE THREE hollyhock LEAVES AMONG the chieftains of the smaller clans who had joined in opposing Hideyoshi after Nobunaga's death was one whose badge was ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The original hollyhock was single, and of a rose or purplish color, a form now rarely ... Not only are there self-colored Dwarf Double hollyhock. flowers, ..."

6. The American Journal of Horticulture and Florist's Companion (1869)
"The hollyhock has been in our gardens for nearly three hundred years ; having ... Although the hollyhock is perennial when propagated by cuttings and other ..."

7. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1890)
"The hollyhock is a native of the Mediterranean, is to be seen in almost every garden in India, and has been much cultivated in gardens in Britain from а ..."

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