• WordNet 3.6
    • n mallow any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mallow (Bot) A genus of plants (Malva) having mucilaginous qualities. See Malvaceous.☞ The flowers of the common mallow (Malva sylvestris) are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia) is a common weed, and its flattened, dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree mallow (Malva Mauritiana and Lavatera arborea), musk mallow (Malva moschata), rose mallow or hollyhock, and curled mallow (Malva crispa), are less commonly seen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mallow Any plant of the genus Malva, or of the order Malvacæ, the mallow family.
    • n mallow In England, a plant of either of the genera Sida and Urena.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mallow mal′ō any plant of genus Malva—from its emollient properties or its soft downy leaves.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften, malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. Mauve Malachite
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. malwe—L. malva; Gr. malachēmalassein, to make soft.


In literature:

In the distance are the Kilworth mountains, which seem afar off to join the ample deer-park at Mallow Castle.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
Mallows came up by the thousand, with other weeds too numerous to mention.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
Mallow, 171, 195; Fig.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
The M. & C. of the Kitely entry had been expanded to Mallows and Chidforth.
"The Borough Treasurer" by Joseph Smith Fletcher
Mauve is a colour approaching the hue of the marsh-mallow.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
He called it "mauve," from the French word for the mallow, the colour of whose flower it somewhat resembled.
"Science and Morals and Other Essays" by Bertram Coghill Alan Windle
The Faeries from the flags in the marshes brought a carpet made of leaves of the white violet; the central figure was a marsh mallow.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
The mallows were toasted and eaten after a little supper.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
My uncle is riding as far as Mallow; he will be absent ten days.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Three kinds of the soft, slimy Mallow of the Marsh are here so much WOODY and so tall, that we must pick their flowers on tiptoe.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various

In poetry:

We go--by sedgy fallows
And along the stifled brook,
Till it stops in lushy mallows
Just at the bridge's crook.
"The Ramble" by Cale Young Rice
Beyond the furthest of the saffron shallows
I lost them in the larches' rainy green,
And only saw the stretches of marsh-mallows
Where they had been.
"The Ancient Gods" by Mary Webb
Noera, when sad Fall
Has grayed the fallow;
Leaf-cramped the wood-brook's brawl
In pool and shallow;
When, by the woodside, tall
Stands sere the mallow.
"Noera" by Madison Julius Cawein
To him ascend the prize orations
And sets of fugal variations
On some folk-ballad,
While dietitians sacrifice
A glass of prune-juice or a nice
Marsh-mallow salad.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
Star trillium, in the underbrush,
In whom Spring bares her face;
Sun eglantine, that breathes the blush
Of Summer's quiet grace;
Moon mallow, in whom lives the hush
Of Autumn's tragic pace.
"Second Sight" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Anisodontea 'Slightly Strawberry' by Proven Winners These drought-tolerant, well-branched cape mallows offer a continuous display of 1.5-inch hibiscus-like flowers, even in hot conditions.
Mallow said the senior Pentagon lawyers were sympathetic, but had limited influence on policy areas handled by the office of the secretary of defense.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Jean Sebastian and the granddaughter of Keith and Juanita Mallow of Dryfork.
Mallow 's bid of $45,500 was accepted on the condition that the site inspection goes well.
Christina Marie Homchenko and Buck James Mallow were married Sept 6 at the Valley United Methodist Church in Fairmont.
Joseph Mallow , brother of the bridegroom, was the best man.
Sweet potato burgers win 'No More Mallows ' contest.
Nikki Haney/ 'No More Mallows ' contest.
Burned to the water line on the Potomac River decades ago, an old boat hull rests on the bottom of Mallows Bay.
In 1924, 214 hulls were towed to Mallows Bay, on Charles County's Nanjemoy Peninsula.
7-4-12: The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay.
This wonderful Texas native is also known as scarlet rose mallow.
John Hogan The Grand Rapids Press Hibiscus moscheutos: Also known as rose mallow, this hibiscus plant grows 4-8 feet tall with 8-inch flowers ranging from white to bright burgundy-red, depending on variety.
Turns out marshmallows originally were made from the root of the marsh mallow plant, a.k.a.
Dennis Mallow and Damon Bohnet made the plea during an appearance in US District Court Wednesday.

In science:

The last result is the main content of a paper by Kagan, Mallows, Shepp, Vanderbei and Vardi (see ), where the reader can look for the motivation and the history of this problem.
Symmetrization of Bernoulli
Kagan, A., Mallows, C., Shepp, L., Vanderbei, R. & Vardi, Y. (1999) Symmetrization of Binary Random Variables.
Symmetrization of Bernoulli
The transformation formula by Chambers, Mallows and Stuck for example is exact and for most applications the recommended method for the production of L´evy α-stable random numbers .
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
A transformation method for L´evy α-stable random numbers by Chambers, Mallows and Stuck has been available for over 30 years .
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method
We have demonstrated some properties of the Chambers-Mallows-Stuck and Kozubowski-Rachev transformation maps exemplifying the production of random numbers with the former.
Random numbers from the tails of probability distributions using the transformation method