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al·the·a

also al·thae·a  (ăl-thē′ə)
[Latin, mallows, from Greek althaia, from althainein, to heal; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

althaea

(ælˈθiːə) or

althea

n
1. (Plants) any Eurasian plant of the malvaceous genus Althaea, such as the hollyhock, having tall spikes of showy white, yellow, or red flowers
2. (Plants) another name for rose of Sharon2
[C17: from Latin althaea, from Greek althaia marsh mallow (literally: healing plant), from Greek althein to heal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.althaea - any of various plants of the genus Althaeaalthaea - any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
mallow - any of various plants of the family Malvaceae
genus Althaea - hollyhocks; in some classification systems synonymous with genus Alcea
Althea officinalis, marsh mallow, white mallow - European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
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