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Definition of the noun alcea

What does alcea mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. genus of erect herbs of the Middle East having showy flowers: hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Althaea

Phrases with Alcea

Phrases starting with the word Alcea:

  1. alcea rosea
  2. Alcea rugosa
  3. Alcea Biennis
  4. Alcea pallida
  5. Alcea Taurica
  6. Alcea Africana
  7. Alcea ficifolia
  8. Alcea Pinnatifida
  9. Alcea Novopokrovskyi

Phrases ending with the word Alcea:

  1. Poa alcea
  2. Rosa alcea
  3. genus alcea
  4. Malva alcea
  5. Bismalva Alcea
  6. Malva Alcea Alcea
  7. species Poa alcea
  8. species Rosa alcea
  9. Species Malva Alcea

Other phrases containing the word Alcea:

  1. Species Alcea Rugosa
  2. Malva Alcea Ribifolia

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alcea

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Google previewHardy Perennials (1922)

by Albert James Macself

Malva Alcea is a taller plant with soft downy foliage and loose spikes of pink Hollyhocklike blossoms, This also thrives in harsh, dry soils. Meconopsis.

Google previewCreating the Prairie Xeriscape (2013)

by Sara Williams

Alcea is the Greek word for mallow, which is in the same family as hollyhock. When introduced to Europe in the 15005, they were erroneously believed to be from the holy land (thus the common name). Blooming in midsummer, the annual, ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary, Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences, Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers and Illustrated by Plates, Epigrams, Cuts, &c. by George Crabb (1833)


ALCEA is a so the name for different species of the Hibiscus and Mal-rm of Linnaeus. Bauh. Rail, &c. ALCE'BRIS viuum (Chenn) the same as Sulphur vivum. ALCE'DO (Or.) a genus of animals; Class Aves, Order Pica'. Generic Characters.

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Alcea L., Sp. PI. (1753) 687 et ...

Google previewRodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (2009)

The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener by Fern Marshall Bradley, Barbara W. Ellis, Ellen Phillips

Description: Alcea rosea, hollyhock, is an oldfashioned favorite that bears its 3— to 5—inch rounded blooms in two forms: saucerlike singles with a central, knobby yellow column, or double puffs strongly reminiscent of tissue—paper flow— ers ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1833)

by George Crabb

ALCEA (Bot.) &Aziz, a sort of wild ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Polypodiaceae 83 Alcea L. Malvaceae Origins: Greek alkea "mallow," Latin alcea , ae for Malva alcea L. (Plinius). Species/Vernacular Names: A. rosea L. (Althaea rosea (L.) Cav.) English: hollyhock Japan: tachi-aoi China: shu kui hua, shu ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1823)

Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers : in Two Volumes by George Crabb

Alcea, in the Linnean system, a genus of plants ; Class 16 Monodelphia, Order 7 Polyandria, in English the Vervain Mallow. Generic Characters. Cax. double. — Cor. petals five. — St am. filaments uniting into a sort of five-angled cylinder at ...

Google previewA New Medical Dictionary (1817)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Physiology ... and the Various Branches of Natural Philosophy Connected with Medicine by Robert Hooper

See Malva alcea. Malcmihaxatim. (From malum, an apple, and granum, a grain ; so named from its grain-like seeds.) The pomegranate. MALniiciA glabra (So named in honour of Majphigitis.) The systematic name of" a tree which afTords au ...

Google previewENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA; Or, A DICTIONARY of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In Wich the Different Science and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treatises Or Systems; and The Various Technical Terms, ... are Explained as They Occur in the Order of the Alphabet. Illustrated with One Hundred and Sixty Copperplates, by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. IN THREE VOLUMES. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar; and Fold by Colin Macfarquhar, at this Printing-office, Nicolson Street. M.D.CC.LXXI. (1771)

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ALCEA, or VE Rv A1 N-MAllow, in botany, a genus of the monodelphia polyandria class. There are only two species of this genus, viz. the rosea and ficifolia. This genus differs little from the common mallow, either in figure or medical virtues, ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum (1860)

Medical Dictionary by Robert Hooper

AlcEA AEGYPTIACA villos A. See Hibiscus Abelmoschus. AlceA INDICA. See Hibiscus.Abelmoschus. ALCEA RoseA. Common hollyhock. The flowers of this beautiful tree are said to possess ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulae for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c. Second Edition, with Numerous Modifications and Additions by Robley Dunglison

It is the Belmus'- chus, Abelmoschus, Granum Moschi, Ketmia AEgyptiaca, Moschus Arabum, AEgyptia moscha'ta, Bamir moscha'ta, Alcea, Alcea Indica, Alcea AEgyptiaca Villo'sa, Abelmosch, Abel. musk, Musk-mallow, (F) Graine de Musc, ...

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