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 for Malva sylvestris
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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Malva sylvestris \Malva sylvestris\prop. n. (Bot.)
     The species name of the tall mallow, an erect or decumbent
     Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple
     flowers; introduced into the U. S.
  
     Syn: tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, cheeseflower.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mauve \Mauve\ (m[=o]v), n. [F., mallow, L. malva. So named from
     the similarity of the color to that of the petals of common
     mallow, Malva sylvestris. See Mallow.]
     A color of a delicate purple, violet, or lilac.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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 mauve["i]ne, 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cheeseflower \cheeseflower\ n.
     an erect or decumbent Old World perennial ({Malva
     sylvestris) with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers;
     introduced into the U. S.
  
     Syn: tall mallow, high mallow, cheese, Malva sylvestris.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Malva sylvestris
      n 1: erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary
           clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United
           States [syn: tall mallow, high mallow, cheese,
           cheeseflower, Malva sylvestris]

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