Meaning of marsh mallow

marsh' mal"low

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
  2. the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos.

marsh•mal•low

Pronunciation: (märsh'mel"ō, -mal"ō), [key]
— n.
  1. a sweetened paste or confection made from the mucilaginous root of the marsh mallow.
  2. a similar confection, usually soft and spongy, made from gum arabic or gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.
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