Definition of Indian mallow in English:

Indian mallow

noun

  • Any of various shrubby mallows of the genus Abutilon and related genera; especially the yellow-flowered A. theophrasti of South Asia, which yields a fibre resembling jute and is widely naturalized (also called Chinese jute, velvetleaf).

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London.