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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mal·low Mal·lows n.  Bot. A genus of plants (Malva) having mucilaginous qualities. See Malvaceous.
 Note:The flowers of the common mallow (Malva sylvestris) are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow (Malva rotundifolia) is a common weed, and its flattened, dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children.  Tree mallow (Malva Mauritiana and Lavatera arborea), musk mallow (Malva moschata), rose mallow or hollyhock, and curled mallow (Malva crispa), are less commonly seen.
 Indian mallow. See Abutilon.
 Jew's mallow, a plant (Corchorus olitorius) used as a pot herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.
 Marsh mallow. See under Marsh.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mauve n.  A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
 Mauve aniline Chem., a dyestuff produced artificially by the oxidation of commercial aniline, and the first discovered of the so-called coal-tar, or aniline, dyes.  It consists of the sulphate of mauveïne, and is a dark brown or bronze amorphous powder, which dissolves to a beatiful purple color.  Called also aniline purple, violine, Perkin's mauve, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Malva sylvestris
      n : erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary
          clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United
          States [syn: tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, cheeseflower]