1. [ noun ] (botany) tropical American weed having pale yellow or orange flowers naturalized in southern United States
Synonyms: Sida_spinosa
Related terms: mallow Sida
2. [ noun ] (botany) tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
Synonyms: velvetweed butter-print China_jute Abutilon_theophrasti velvet-leaf velvetleaf
Related terms: mallow
Similar spelling:   Indian_meal