[hahy-bis-kuh s, hi-] /haɪˈbɪs kəs, hɪ-/
noun, plural hibiscuses.
Also called China rose. a woody plant, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, of the mallow family, having large, showy flowers: the state flower of Hawaii.
any of numerous other plants, shrubs, or trees of the genus Hibiscus, characterized by lobate or dentate leaves and usually profusely blooming flowers.
noun (pl) -cuses
any plant of the chiefly tropical and subtropical malvaceous genus Hibiscus, esp H. rosa-sinensis, cultivated for its large brightly coloured flowers
1706, from Latin hibiscum, later hibiscus, “marshmallow plant,” of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish.
A variant of DIBOL, used in Infotec computers. (1994-11-24)
[hib] /hɪb/ noun 1. a vaccine against meningitis, pneumonia, and other illnesses caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b: usually administered during infancy. Hib vaccine (hĭb) A vaccine administered to immunize young children against the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b, which causes meningitis, pneumonia, and other infections.
Huxley Institute for Biosocial Research
/ˈheɪˈhəʊ/ interjection 1. an exclamation of weariness, disappointment, surprise, or happiness