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Meaning of hollyhock

hol•ly•hock

Pronunciation: (hol'ē-hok", -hôk"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Alcea (or Althaea), of the mallow family, native to Eurasia, esp. A. rosea, a tall plant having a long cluster of showy, variously colored flowers.
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