See also: Mallow
mallow (plural mallows)
- Any of a group of flowering plants in several genera of the taxonomic family Malvaceae, especially of the genus Malva. Several species are edible by humans.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i]:
- Gonzalo. Had I plantation of this isle, my lord,—
Antonio. He’ld sow’t with nettle-seed.
Sebastian. Or docks, or mallows.
- 1684, John Dryden, “From Horace, Epode 2” in The Second Part of Miscellany Poems, London: Jacob Tonson, 4th edition, p. 79,
- Not Heathpout, or the rarer Bird,
- Which Phasis, or Ionia yields,
- More pleasing Morsels would afford
- Than the fat Olives of my Fields;
- Than Shards or Mallows for the Pot,
- That keep the loosen’d Body sound,
- Or than the Lamb that falls by Lot,
- To the just Guardian of my Ground.
- 1840, Robert Browning, Sordello, Book IV, in Sordello; Strafford; Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1863, p. 112,
- The thoroughfares were overrun with weed
- — Docks, quitchgrass, loathly mallows no man plants.
- 1895 May 7, H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, chapter 7, in The Time Machine: An Invention, New York, N.Y.: Henry Holt and Company, OCLC 4701980:
- The Time Traveller paused, put his hand into his pocket, and silently placed two withered flowers, not unlike very large white mallows, upon the little table. Then he resumed his narrative.
- 2017 October 19, “Hallohallo”, in Circuit Break, Konami:
- Hallo Hallo, brain of tallow,
Guts are gone, noggin’s hollow.
Seeking sweets and marshing mallows,
Watch your back, and your candy sack.
- Larentia clavaria, an uncommon moth found across Eurasia.
- alkali mallow (Sida hederacea)
- blue mallow (Malva rotundifolia)
- chaparral mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus, syn. Sphaeralcea fasciculata)
- common mallow (Malva sylvestris, Malva neglecta, Malva rotundifolia)
- checkermallow (Sidalcea spp.)
- country mallow (Sida cordifolia, Malva rotundifolia)
- curled mallow (Malva verticillata crispa)
- cut-leaved mallow (Malca alcea)
- dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia)
- European mallow (Malva alcea)
- false mallow (Malvastrum spp., et al.)
- glade mallow (Napaea dioica)
- globe mallow (Sphaeralcea spp.)
- Greek mallow (Sidalcea spp.)
- ground mallow (Malva rotundifolia)
- high mallow (Malva sylvestris)
- hollyhock mallow (Malva alcea)
- Indian mallow (Abutilon spp., Sida spinosa)
- Jew's mallow (Corchorus olitorius, Kerria japonica)
- jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius)
- low mallow (Malva rotundifolia)
- mallow skipper (Carcharodus alceae)
- marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)
- musk mallow (Malva moschata, Abelmoschus moschatus)
- mallow rose (Hibiscus moscheutos)
- Parry's mallow (Eremalche parryi
- poppy mallow (Callirrhoe spp.)
- prairie mallow (Sidalcea spp.)
- rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
- running mallow (Malva rotundifolia)
- salt marsh mallow (Kosteletzya virginica)
- sea mallow (Lavatera spp.)
- seashore mallow (Kosteletzya spp.)
- shrub mallow (Hibiscus syriacus)
- swamp mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)
- tall mallow (Malva sylvestris)
- tree mallow (Lavatera spp.)
- Venice mallow (Hibiscus trionum)
- vervain mallow (Malca alcea)
- water mallow (Hibuscus moscheutos)
- wax mallow, waxmallow (Malvaviscus spp.)
- white mallow (Althaea officinalis, Sida hederacea, Eremalche exilis)
- whorled mallow (Malva verticillata crispa)
any of a group of plants in several genera of the taxonomic family Malvaceae