Pronunciation: (mon"u-sē'ō; Sp. mô"nä-sē'yô), [key]
—pl. -cil•losPronunciation: (-sē'ōz; Sp. -sē'yôs). [key]
a low shrub, Malvaviscus arboreus, of tropical America, having scarlet flowers and berrylike fruit that is sticky when young.
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