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


(ælˈθiːə) or


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
References in classic literature ?
Such an one was (?) strong Meleager loved of Ares, the golden-haired, dear son of Oeneus and Althaea. From his fierce eyes there shone forth portentous fire: and once in high Calydon he slew the destroying beast, the fierce wild boar with gleaming tusks.
And these others (Althaea) bare to Oeneus, Porthaon's son; horse-taming Pheres, and Agelaus surpassing all others, Toxeus and Clymenus and godlike Periphas, and rich-haired Gorga and wise Deianeira, who was subject in love to mighty Heracles and bare him Hyllus and Glenus and Ctesippus and Odites.
He was incensed with his mother Althaea, and therefore stayed at home with his wedded wife fair Cleopatra, who was daughter of Marpessa daughter of Euenus, and of Ides the man then living.
This led to the discontinuation of DGL, Althaea officinalis, gentian, and apple cider vinegar.
A similar trend has been observed in Cichorium intybus extracts [24] as well as in many other medicinal plants such as Althaea officinalis [31], Garcinia mangostana Linn [32], and Cassia fistula Linn [33].
Modeling and optimization of ultrasound-assisted extraction of polysaccharide from the roots of Althaea officinalis.
Debido al caracter hidrofilico de las fibras, en todas se observo un porcentaje significativo de humedad retenida, sobre todo en la damagua, con una mayor adsorcion de agua (11,65 %), en tanto que la iraca registro la menor (5,92 %) en un rango de 25 a 125[grados]C, comportamiento parecido al de las fibras de Althaea (25-125[grados]C) (Sarikanat, et al., 2014), Areca (30-100[grados]C) (Yusriah, et al., 2014), Proporis (25-110[grados]C) (Saravanakumara, et al., 2013), caracua (251-50 [grados]C) (Dai, et al., 2010), okra (30-110[grados]C) (DeRosa, et al., 2011) y Cortaderia selloana (50-150[grados]C) (Jorda-Vilaplana, et al., 2017).
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).
These packages contain various dried herbs with an appearance similar to that of marijuana (Pedicularis densiflora, Leonotis leonurus, Nynphea or Althaea, to mention a few) ready to be smoked, although these can be found prepared for oral or injected consumption.