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 (märsh′mĕl′ō, -măl′ō)
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.

marsh′mal′low·y adj.
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1. (Cookery) a sweet of a spongy texture containing gum arabic or gelatine, sugar, etc
2. (Cookery) a sweetened paste or confection made from the root of the marsh mallow
ˌmarshˈmallowy adj
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marsh′ mal`low

an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
[before 1000]


(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.
marsh′mal`low•y, adj.
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Noun1.marshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugarmarshmallow - spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
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[ˈmɑːʃˈmæləʊ] N (Bot) → malvavisco m; (= sweet) → esponja f, dulce m de merengue blando
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[ˌmɑːrʃˈmæləʊ] n
(= sweet) → guimauve f
(= flower) → guimauve f
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n (bot) malvavisco
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This led to the discontinuation of DGL, Althaea officinalis, gentian, and apple cider vinegar.
This plant is a nitrogen fixer that grows well in association with larger water-lovers, such as Angelica (Angelica archangelica, Zones 4 to 9) and marshmallow (Althaea officinalis, Zones 3 to 9).
Marshmallow root (Althaea officinalis) is another demulcent used often for dry cough and pharyngitis symptoms.
According to the role of biofilms in pathogenicity and the results of this study, different concentrations of the plant extracts showed a high capability of inhibition in biofilm bacteria formation and it reveals the potential of Althaea officinalis extracts as an alternative and complementary medicine for P.
Althaea officinalis Linn Calotropis procera (Wild.) R.Br Citrus limon (L).