One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the mallow family, native to tropical and warm regions.
Genus Sida, family Malvaceae
- ‘There is a big weed problem here, where there's thousands of acres, hectares of fields just supporting woody perennial weeds, sida and hyptis being among the worst of them.’
- ‘Especially prized unusual plants such as crested sida, hairy wachendorfia, Norfolk-island lagunaea, prickly-leaved massonia, sweet-scented tritonia, and winged-podded sophora.’
- ‘Bill gates dose many goods in this world he will personal cure cancer and sida with his fondation.’
- ‘The king of the thermogenic hill has long been ephedrine, found in dietary supplements via herbs such as ma huang, ephedrine sinensis and sida cordifolia, among others.’
Modern Latin, from Greek sidē ‘pomegranate tree’, also ‘water lily’.
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