• WordNet 3.6
    • n Malva herbs and subshrubs: mallows
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n malva A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants belonging to the natural order Malvaceœ, the mallow family, the tribe Malveœ, and the subtribe Eumalveœ. It is characterized by having the styles stigmatous along the inner sides, by three distinct bractlets growing beneath the calyx, and by carpels which are naked within and have no beaks. About 16 species are known, natives of the temperate regions of the Old World and of North America. They are herbs with leaves which are usually angularly lobed or dissected, and purple, rose-colored, or white flowers with emarginate petals, growing in the axils, either solitary or in clusters. The name mallow belongs peculiarly, though not exclusively, to this genus. See mallow and cheese-cake, 3.
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In literature:

Malva rotundifolia, adapted for self-fertilisation.
"Darwinism (1889)" by Alfred Russel Wallace
About this place I first met with Thlaspi bursa pastoris, Malva rotundifolia also occurs, Ligustrum, Adhatoda!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
There were malvas and purple monardas, and flowers of the cotton-rose, five inches in diameter.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Now it is the brazen, wanton, devoted Malva, who prefers the grown man to the inexperienced youth.
"Maxim Gorki" by Hans Ostwald
Otherwise as in Malva.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Her daughter Elvira, who was three years younger than Perico, was a malva in gentleness, a violet in modesty and a lily in purity.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

Love, are you by me! Malva, what think you this meaneth?
Love, do you see the fine folk as they move over there?
Are they immortals? Look you a wing褠one leaneth
Down from yon pine to the river of us unaware.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
Neither to move nor to moan, though sunk and though swallow'd
In earth he shall soon be trodden hard and no more seen.
Soft you the door again! Was it a footstep followed,
Falter'd, and yet drew near him?—Malva, Malva the queen!
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Equitrekking How to Make Malva Pudding PBS.
" Malva 's Midnight Ride" is a project that can be completed by even a beginner sewer with some basic knowledge of sewing skills.