mallow [mal-oh] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. any of various plants of the genus Malva, including several popular garden plants, as the musk mallow.

Origin of mallow before 1000; Middle English malue, Old English mealwe Latin malva Examples from the Web for mallow Historical Examples of mallow

  • I’ve found a box of mallow root, and we will treat ourselves to it for breakfast.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • My uncle is riding as far as Mallow; he will be absent ten days.

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

  • I wish the city of Cork to have two members, Bantry one and Mallow one.

    William Pitt and the Great War

    John Holland Rose

  • The colour in Miss Mallow’s cheeks spread to her sloping shoulders.

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • Charleville, Mallow, Sligo, fell into the hands of the natives.

    The History of England from the Accession of James II.

    Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • British Dictionary definitions for mallow mallow noun

    1. any plant of the malvaceous genus Malva, esp M. sylvestris of Europe, having purple, pink, or white flowersSee also dwarf mallow, musk mallow
    2. any of various related plants, such as the marsh mallow, rose mallow, Indian mallow, and tree mallow

    Word Origin for mallow Old English mealuwe, from Latin malva; probably related to Greek malakhē mallow Word Origin and History for mallow n.

    late 14c., from late Old English malwe, from Latin malva “mallows,” from a pre-Latin Mediterranean language. The same lost word apparently yielded Greek malakhe “mallow.”

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