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Meaning of althea

al•the•a

Pronunciation: (al-thē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
  2. 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.

Al•the•a

Pronunciation: (al-thē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “wholesome.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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