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hĭbiscum (also ĕbiscum , Scrib. 80; 82; and hĭbiscus , i, f., Serv. Verg. E. 2, 30), i, n., = ὶβίσκος,
I.the marsh-mallow, Althaea officinalis, Linn.; Plin. 20, 4, 14, § 29; 19, 5, 27, § 89; Verg. E. 10, 71: “haedorumque gregem viridi compellere hibisco,” i. e. with a marsh-mallow twig, id. ib. 2, 30.
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