Definition of Marsh mallow
1. Noun. European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Althaea
Generic synonyms: Althaea, Althea, Hollyhock
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Literary usage of Marsh mallow
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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1883)
"marsh mallow IN PALMAR PSORIASIS. BY FC BERRY, BA, MD, LYNTON, Jf. DEVON. IN all country districts, but more especially in one which is situated twenty ..."
2. Poets and Poetry of Indiana: A Representative Collection of the Poetry of by Benjamin Strattan Parker (1900)
"Marsh-mallow. JEROME C. BURNETT. WHERE the river spreads over the lowlands, Encompassing meadow and lea, And the pulse of the far-distant ocean Is felt in ..."
3. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1875)
"MIXTURE OP PLASTER OF PARIS WITH MARSH-MALLOW ROOT. An addition of two to four per cent, of powdered marsh-mallow root to plaster of Paris affords a mass ..."
4. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"marsh mallow. (From the Greek «X6w, to cure; on account of its healing properties. ... marsh mallow."