hibiscus

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English[edit]

A hibiscus flower (1).

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin hibiscus, from Latin hibiscum, from Ancient Greek ἰβίσκος (ibískos, marsh mallow), probably ultimately from Gaulish.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɪˈbɪskəs/, /haɪˈbɪskəs/
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Noun[edit]

hibiscus (plural hibiscuses or hibisci)

  1. A flowering plant of the genus Hibiscus, especially Hibiscus syriacus, found in tropical to temperate regions, of some species used for making infusions/tea.
    • 2020, Akwaeke Emezi, The Death of Vivek Oji, Faber & Faber Ltd, page 231:
      There were red hibiscus flowers splashed all over it, yellow dots quivering at the stamens.
  2. A cocktail made with champagne and cranberry juice.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin hibiscus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɦiˈbɪs.kʏs/
  • Hyphenation: hi‧bis‧cus

Noun[edit]

hibiscus m (plural hibiscussen, diminutive hibiscusje n)

  1. hibiscus, flowering plant of the genus Hibiscus

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French[edit]

un hibiscus

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hibiscus m (uncountable)

  1. hibiscus (flowering plant)

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French hibiscus.

Noun[edit]

hibiscus m (plural hibiscuși)

  1. hibiscus (flowering plant)

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