wax mallow


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wax mallow any of various plants of the genus Malvaviscus having brilliant bell-shaped drooping flowers like incompletely opened hibiscus flowers
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In literature:

You needn't get in a wax, Mallow.
"The Secret Passage" by Fergus Hume
They are tragacanth, linseed, marsh-mallow, mallow, liquorice, arrowroot, isinglass, suet, wax, and almonds.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
First melt the wax and tallow, then add the oil, lastly a handful of mallows.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd