Definition of Velvet-leaf
1. Noun. Arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States.
Group relationships: Genus Lavatera, Lavatera
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
2. Noun. Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States.
Generic synonyms: Mallow
Group relationships: Abutilon, Genus Abutilon
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