Mal*va"ceous (?), a. [L. malvaceus, from malva mallows. See Mallow.] Bot.

Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural order of plants (Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this order, and the baobab and the silk-cotton trees are now referred to it.

 

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