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 for Hibiscus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hibiscus \Hi*bis"cus\, n. [L., marsh mallow; cf. Gr. ?.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants (herbs, shrubs, or trees), some species of
     which have large, showy flowers. Some species are cultivated
     in India for their fiber, which is used as a substitute for
     hemp. See Althea, Hollyhock, and Manoe.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any plant of the genus Hibiscus

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