Definition of marshmallow in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmärSHˌmelō/


1A soft, chewy confection made with sugar and gelatin: toasting marshmallows over a campfire [as modifier]: chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies figurative a tough-as-nails reporter with a marshmallow center
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  • The marshmallow centre will sink and leave high, crisp sides.
  • A pavlova sounds a little tricky for the cook, but really it's just a meringue with a chewy or marshmallow centre and I haven't eaten one for a long time.
  • Invite each princess to build a castle of marshmallows, gumdrops, soft candies and toothpicks.
(also marsh mallow)
2A tall pink-flowered European plant that typically grows in brackish marshes. The roots were formerly used to make marshmallow, and it is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use.
  • Althaea officinalis, family Malvaceae.

Words that rhyme with marshmallow

aloe, callow, fallow, hallow, mallow, sallow, shallow, tallow

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Syllabification: marsh·mal·low

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