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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.]


or al•thae•a

(ælˈθi ə)

n., pl. -the•as or -thae•as.
1. the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
2. any plant belonging to the genus Althaea, of the mallow family, having lobed leaves and showy flowers in a spikelike cluster, including the hollyhocks and marsh mallows.
[1660–70; < New Latin, Latin althaea < Greek althaíā marsh mallow]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.althea - any of various plants of the genus Althaeaalthea - 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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