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Mallos

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==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
''Mallos'' seems to mean 'golden white'.  
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''Mallos'' has a troublesome etymology. Though the first element is obviously ''[[malt]]'', "gold", the second element can either be ''[[loss]]'' ("white") or ''[[loth]]'' ("flower"). The Westron name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.
  
 
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Mallos was a flower that grew in the vales of Lebennin in Gondor, described as having the shape and colour of a golden bell.

Etymology

Mallos has a troublesome etymology. Though the first element is obviously malt, "gold", the second element can either be loss ("white") or loth ("flower"). The Westron name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.