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a. A light, spongy, very sweet confection made of corn syrup, gelatin, sugar, and often vanilla.
b. A confection of sweetened paste, formerly made from the root of the marshmallow plant.
2. often marsh mallow A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.
1. (Plants) 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
2. (Plants) US and Canadian another name for rose mallow1
an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
marsh•mal•low(ˈmɑrʃˌmɛl oʊ, -ˌmæl oʊ)
1. a spongy confection made from gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.
2. a sweetened paste made from the root of the marsh mallow.
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|Noun||1.||marsh mallow - European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers|
genus Althaea - hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Alcea