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lavatera (ˌlævəˈtɪərə Pronunciation for lavatera



  1. any plant of the genus Lavatera, closely resembling mallow and grown for their purple, white, or rose-coloured flowers: family Malvaceae

Word Origin

named after the two brothers Lavater, 18th-century Swiss doctors and naturalists

Example Sentences Including 'lavatera'

19 September 2004 When should I prune my overgrown lavatera shrubs?
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Something like lavatera looks best in its second or third year, so it pays to be brutal and replace your plants regularly.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)


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