Marsh mallow
Mallow Mal"low, Mallows Mal"lows, n. [OE. malwe, AS. mealwe, fr. L. malva, akin to Gr. mala`chh; cf. mala`ssein to soften, malako`s soft. Named either from its softening or relaxing properties, or from its soft downy leaves. Cf. {Mauve}, {Malachite}.] (Bot.) A genus of plants ({Malva}) having mucilaginous qualities. See {Malvaceous}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The flowers of the common mallow ({Malva sylvestris}) are used in medicine. The dwarf mallow ({Malva rotundifolia}) is a common weed, and its flattened, dick-shaped fruits are called cheeses by children. Tree mallow ({Malva Mauritiana} and {Lavatera arborea}), musk mallow ({Malva moschata}), rose mallow or hollyhock, and curled mallow ({Malva crispa}), are less commonly seen. [1913 Webster]

{Indian mallow}. See {Abutilon}.

{Jew's mallow}, a plant ({Corchorus olitorius}) used as a pot herb by the Jews of Egypt and Syria.

{Marsh mallow}. See under {Marsh}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Marsh mallow — Marsh Marsh, n. [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See {Mere} pool, and cf. {Marish}, {Morass}.] A tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass. [Written also {marish}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marsh mallow — is an alternate spelling of marshmallow, which can refer to: Althaea officinalis, a mallow flower found in marshes, therefore marsh mallow Marshmallow, a spongy confection that was originally made from the above plant This disambiguation page… …   Wikipedia

  • marsh mallow — n. 1. a pink flowered, perennial, European plant (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family: the root was formerly used for marshmallows and is sometimes used in medicine 2. ROSE MALLOW …   English World dictionary

  • marsh mallow — ► NOUN ▪ a tall pink flowered plant growing in marshes, whose roots were formerly used to make marshmallow …   English terms dictionary

  • marsh mallow — 1. an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places. 2. the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos. [bef. 1000; ME marshmalue, OE merscmealwe. See MARSH, MALLOW] * * * Perennial herbaceous plant (Althaea… …   Universalium

  • marsh-mallow — vaistinė svilarožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Althaea officinalis), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Azijoje ir pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Althaea officinalis angl. marsh …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • marsh-mallow — svilarožė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių (Malvaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Althaea). atitikmenys: lot. Althaea angl. althea; marsh mallow vok. Althee; Pappelrose; Stockmalve rus. алтей lenk. prawoślaz …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • marsh mallow — marsh′ mal low n. pln an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • marsh-mallow — marsh mallˈow noun A maritime marsh growing plant (Althaea officinalis) very similar to the hollyhock • • • Main Entry: ↑marsh …   Useful english dictionary

  • marsh mallow — noun European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac pink flowers • Syn: ↑white mallow, ↑Althea officinalis • Hypernyms: ↑althea, ↑althaea, ↑hollyhock • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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