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.
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   2. An adherent of Judaism.

   Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin.

   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.
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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.
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   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.
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   Indian mallow. See Abutilon.

   Jew's mallow, a plant (Corchorus olitorius) used as a pot
      herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.

   Marsh mallow. See under Marsh.
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