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Mallos

Mallos was a flower that grew in the vales of Lebennin in Gondor, described as having the shape and colour of a golden bell.[1]

[edit] Etymology

Mallos is a Sindarin name meaning "golden flower",[2] apparently consisting of elements related to malt ("gold") + loth/loss ("flower"/"snow"). The Westron name of the flower is given as Goldenbell.[source?]

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Last Debate"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 100