Hibiscus

Definition of Hibiscus

Hi`bis´cus
n.1.(Bot.) 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.

Related Words

balibago, bimli, bimli hemp, black-eyed Susan, bladder ketmia, blue mahoe, Bombay hemp, China rose, Chinese hibiscus, common rose mallow, Confederate rose, Confederate rose mallow, cotton rose, Cuban bast, deccan hemp, flower-of-an-hour, flowers-of-an-hour, genus Hibiscus, Hibiscus cannabinus, Hibiscus elatus, Hibiscus heterophyllus, Hibiscus moscheutos, Hibiscus mutabilis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Hibiscus syriacus, Hibiscus tiliaceus, Hibiscus trionum, Indian hemp, Jamaica sorrel, kanaf, kenaf, mahagua, mahoe, majagua, mallow, purau, red sorrel, rose mallow, Rose of China, rose of Sharon, roselle, rozelle, shoe black, shoeblack plant, sorrel, sorrel tree, swamp mallow, swamp rose mallow
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