Definition of hibiscus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɪˈbɪskəs//
; NAmE NAmE//hɪˈbɪskəs//
; BrE BrE//haɪˈbɪskəs//
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈbɪskəs//
[uncountable, countable] (pl. hibiscus) Plants
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a tropical plant or bush with large brightly coloured flowers See related entries: Plants Word OriginLatin, from Greek hibiskos, which Dioscorides identified with the marsh mallow.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hibiscus