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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.]
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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]
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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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8.4.1: When Althea was dead, Oeneus married Periboea, the daughter of Hipponous.
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Operational Commander of the European Union Forces for the Operation Althea and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Supreme Allied Command for Europe, Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, will meet today with BiH Presidency members in Sarajevo.
Even as a new US Open statue paid tribute to the courage and perseverance of black tennis pioneer Althea Gibson, Serena and Venus Williams warned Monday that the social and racial battles she fought remain issues today.
Wheelchair-bound, 15-year-old Althea was born with cerebral palsy.
The novel follows a family of three grown sisters after Althea, the oldest sister and the family matriarch, is sent to jail along with her husband.
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