[hol-ee-hok, -hawk] /ˈhɒl iˌhɒk, -ˌhɔk/
any of several plants belonging to the genus Alcea (or Althaea), of the mallow family, native to Eurasia, especially A. rosea, a tall plant having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers.
a tall widely cultivated malvaceous plant, Althaea rosea, with stout hairy stems and spikes of white, yellow, red, or purple flowers Also called (US) rose mallow
mid-13c., holihoc, from holi “holy” (see holy) + hokke “mallow,” from Old English hocc, of unknown origin. Another early name for the plant was caulis Sancti Cuthberti “St. Cuthbert’s cole.”
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