hollyhock

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English holihocke, holyhokke, holihoc, from holi (holy) + hocke, hokke, hoc (mallow) (from Old English hoc (marsh mallow). The modern hollyhock was probably unknown in England until the 15th century, so usage before then no doubt referred to some other mallow.

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NounEdit

hollyhock (plural hollyhocks)

  1. Any of several flowering plants of the genus Alcea in the Malvaceae family.

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