Noun Abutilon Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abutilon

Pronunciation:

/əˈbjuːtɪlɒn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A herbaceous plant or shrub of warm climates, typically bearing showy yellow, red, or mauve flowers and sometimes used for fibre.
  1. 'The best choices include abutilon, agastache, alstroemeria, bee balm, cestrum, cleome, coral bells, fuchsia, honeysuckle, lion's tail, penstemon, red-flowered perennial lobelia, salvia, and zauschneria.'
  2. 'Planted beneath it, and in the matching raised bed across the runnel, is a collection of bold and textural plants such as abutilon, acanthus, agapanthus, and Tasmanian tree fern.'
  3. 'When A stands for abutilon, B for bougainvillea and C for clianthus, we must be in a conservatory where the temperature never falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.'
((n.) A genus of malvaceous plants of many species, found in the torrid and temperate zones of both continents; -- called also Indian mallow.)


noun

1. any tropical shrub belonging to the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, comprising the flowering maples.

Origin:
Modern Latin, from Arabic ūbūṭīlūn ‘Indian mallow’.

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