A tall pink-flowered plant that typically grows in brackish marshes. The roots were formerly used to make marshmallow, and it is sometimes cultivated for use in medicine. Introduced from Europe, it is found along the coast from Connecticut to Virginia.
- Althaea officinalis, family Malvaceae
More example sentences
- The first marshmallows were made by combining the juice of the marsh mallow flower with eggs and sugar and beating it into a foam.
- For such a man these herbs should be used: lupin, helenium (which we call elf-dock), marsh mallow, dock elder, wormwood and strawberry leaves.
- Preparations of Marsh Mallow, on account of their soothing qualities, are still much used by country people for inflammation, outwardly and inwardly, and are used for lozenge-making.
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