from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A shrubby herb, Althæa officinalis, growing in marshy places, especially maritime, in the temperate regions of the Old World, and on the coast of New England and New York.
- noun A paste or confection made from the root of this plant.
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- noun European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
- noun spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
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slumry commented on the word marsh mallow
Althaea officinalis, a European mallow naturalized in marshy places in eastern North America, and formerly used in making marshmallows.
July 15, 2007