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marsh mallow

an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos.
Origin of marsh mallow
before 1000; Middle English marshmalue, Old English merscmealwe. See marsh, mallow Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In common with the marsh-mallow and some other plants, it contains asparagine or aspartic acidamide.

  • Varied hyphentation was retain, such as baking powder and baking-powder; even within the same recipe Marshmallow and marsh-mallow.

    Cookery for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • marsh-mallow Roots are prepared in an easier way; but, on account of the mucilage they contain, they become very brittle when dry.

    The Toilet of Flora Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz
British Dictionary definitions for marsh-mallow

marsh mallow

a malvaceous plant, Althaea officinalis, that grows in salt marshes and has pale pink flowers. The roots yield a mucilage formerly used to make marshmallows
(US & Canadian) another name for rose mallow (sense 1)
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