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Noun: velvetleaf
  1. Arborescent perennial shrub having palmately lobed furry leaves and showy red-purple flowers; southwestern United States
    - tree mallow, velvet-leaf, Lavatera arborea
  2. Tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fibre; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
    - velvet-leaf, velvetweed, Indian mallow, butter-print, China jute, Abutilon theophrasti

Derived forms: velvet-leafs

Type of: bush, mallow, shrub

Part of: Abutilon, genus Abutilon, genus Lavatera, Lavatera

Encyclopedia: Velvetleaf