[mahrsh-mel-oh, -mal-oh] /ˈmɑrʃˌmɛl oʊ, -ˌmæl oʊ/
a sweetened paste or confection made from the mucilaginous root of the .
a similar confection, usually soft and spongy, made from gum arabic or gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.
a sweet of a spongy texture containing gum arabic or gelatine, sugar, etc
a sweetened paste or confection made from the root of the marsh mallow
Old English mersc-mealwe “kind of mallow plant (Althea officinalis) which grows near salt marshes;” from marsh + mallow. The confection (so called from 1877) originally was made from paste from the roots of this plant. The Greek word for the plant, althaea, is from althein “to heal.”
noun 1. an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places. 2. the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos. noun 1. a malvaceous plant, Althaea officinalis, that grows in salt marshes and has pale pink flowers. The roots yield a mucilage formerly used to make marshmallows 2. (US & Canadian) another name for […]
noun 1. a yellow-flowered plant, Caltha palustris, of the buttercup family, growing in marshes and meadows; cowslip. noun 1. a yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plant, Caltha palustris, that grows in swampy places Also called kingcup, May blobs, (US) cowslip
noun 1. any of several eastern North American plants belonging to the genus Sabatia, of the gentian family, having rose-pink flowers.
noun, South Atlantic States (chiefly South Carolina and Georgia) . 1. a small, sometimes half-wild horse of the coastal marshes. 2. Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a poor white living in the marshes.