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

  Malvaceous \Mal*va"ceous\, a. [L. malvaceus, from malva mallows.
     See Mallow.] (Bot.)
     Pertaining to, or resembling, a natural family of plants
     ({Malvaceae), of which the mallow is the type. The cotton
     plant, hollyhock, and abutilon are of this family. It was
     formerly classified as an order, and included the baobab and
     the silk-cotton trees. The baobab and silk-cotton trees are
     now placed in the family Bombacaceae, which is included
     with the Malvaceae in the order Malvales.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

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