Althaea



wife of Oeneus and mother of Toxeus, Tydeus, Meleager, and Deianira.
the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
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.
Historical Examples

The Fates told Althaea that her son Melea’ger would live just as long as a log of wood then on the fire remained unconsumed.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

noun
any Eurasian plant of the malvaceous genus Althaea, such as the hollyhock, having tall spikes of showy white, yellow, or red flowers
another name for rose of Sharon (sense 2)

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