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1. hollyhock

noun. ['ˈhɑːliːˌhɑːk'] any of various tall plants of the genus Alcea; native to the Middle East but widely naturalized and cultivated for its very large variously colored flowers.

Synonyms

  • Alcea
  • mallow
  • Alcea rosea
  • genus Alcea
  • Althea rosea

Etymology

  • hock (English)
  • hoch (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holly (English)
  • holly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Hollyhock

  • afflerbach
  • aftershock
  • allcock
  • allensbach
  • anspach
  • antioch
  • ashlock
  • bambach
  • baumbach
  • bedrock
  • beldock
  • benstock
  • bernbach
  • bienstock
  • binstock
  • blacklock
  • blackrock
  • blackstock
  • bostock
  • breitbach

Example sentences of the word hollyhock


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use your pruning shears to cut the hollyhock plant down after it turns brown during the fall months.

2. Adjective
Growing 24 to 60 inches tall, hollyhock flowers grow on a single spike.

3. Adverb
Cut the plant to nearly ground level in the fall, if you notice hollyhock rust.

2. hollyhock

noun. ['ˈhɑːliːˌhɑːk'] any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea.

Synonyms

  • althea
  • genus Althaea
  • white mallow
  • mallow
  • Althea officinalis
  • althaea

Etymology

  • hock (English)
  • hoch (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • holly (English)
  • holly (Middle English (1100-1500))
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