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 for Jew''s mallow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jew \Jew\ (j[=u] or j[udd]; 277), n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L.
     Judaeus, Gr. 'Ioydai^os, fr. 'Ioydai`a the country of the
     Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Y[e^]h[=u]d[=a]h Judah, son of Jacob.
     Cf. Judaic.]
     1. Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of
        Judah; after the return from the Babylonish captivity, any
        member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An adherent of Judaism.
     Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.
     Jew's+mallow+(Bot.),+an+annual+herb+({Corchorus+olitorius">Jew's mallow (Bot.), an annual herb ({Corchorus olitorius)
        cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India
        for its fiber.
     Jew's pitch, asphaltum; bitumen.
     The Wandering Jew, an imaginary personage, who, for his
        cruelty to Christ during his passion, is doomed to wander
        on the earth till Christ's second coming.
     Wandering Jew, any of several house plants of the genera
        Zebrina and Tradescantia having white-striped leaves,
        especially the creeping plants Zebrina pendula and
        Tradescantia fluminensis.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mallow \Mal"low\, Mallows \Mal"lows\, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe,
     fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften,
     malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing
     properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. Mauve,
     Malachite.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants ({Malva) having mucilaginous qualities.
     See Malvaceous.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]
     Indian mallow. See Abutilon.
     Jew's+mallow,+a+plant+({Corchorus+olitorius">Jew's mallow, a plant ({Corchorus olitorius) used as a pot
        herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.
     Marsh mallow. See under Marsh.
        [1913 Webster]

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