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Noun: hollyhock  'hó-lee,hók
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
    - althea [US], althaea
  2. Any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously coloured flowers

Derived forms: hollyhocks

Type of: mallow

Part of: Alcea, genus Alcea, genus Althaea

Encyclopedia: Hollyhock