hollyhock hollyhock  /ˈhɑ li ˌhɑk/


  1. (n) any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
  2. (n) 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



  1. To approximate the colors with which pious artisans glorified God at Chartres and Poitiers, Artist Saint has cooked up messes of egg-yolk, hollyhock, calendula and portulaca.
  2. The thermal now comes in wool, rayon, Dacron, Creslan and Acrilan, as well as the popular cotton, and in shades like curry, persimmon, melon, hollyhock, sand and avocado.


  1. Special needs daughter of Charlie Weis moves in at Hannah and Friends Neighborhood

    This weekend, the inspiration behind the charity--Charlie and Maura's daughter Hannah--- moved into a home in the living community just beyond Clay High School on Hollyhock Road in St. Joseph County.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: WNDU 16 South Bend

  2. Master gardener: Leafminers create unsightly damage to leaves

    Q: My hollyhock leaves have these meandering lines on them. What is this? M.M., Tulsa.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

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