marsh mallow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marsh mallow European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Marsh mallow (Bot) a plant of the genus Althæa Althæa officinalis) common in marshes near the seashore, and whose root is much used in medicine as a demulcent.
    • Marsh mallow See under Marsh.
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Usage

In literature:

There was an old shepherd's hut that stood by itself almost covered with marsh-mallows and nettles.
"Robbery Under Arms" by Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
It affords the occasion to have on one's roof a colony of pink dragon flowers and wild marsh-mallow.
"The Memoirs of Victor Hugo" by Victor Hugo
They are tragacanth, linseed, marsh-mallow, mallow, liquorice, arrowroot, isinglass, suet, wax, and almonds.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Everybody knows, of course, that English-mallows and marsh-mallows are different herbs.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
Marsh mallow = alteo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Of this class, garden rue, or marsh-mallow, gum-arabic, and gum-tragacanth are the most useful.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
Mauve is a colour approaching the hue of the marsh-mallow.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The Faeries from the flags in the marshes brought a carpet made of leaves of the white violet; the central figure was a marsh mallow.
"Seven Little People and their Friends" by Horace Elisha Scudder
If there is heat and difficulty in passing water, drink an infusion of marsh mallow and spearmint.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
Spurge and marsh mallow.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
Three kinds of the soft, slimy Mallow of the Marsh are here so much WOODY and so tall, that we must pick their flowers on tiptoe.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
Nettles, marsh mallows, and every weed that was not immediately hurtful, were eagerly sought after and devoured by the famished people.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
The pink marsh-mallow, too, is growing in every grassy nook by the hedge-foot.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
The surpassing rose mallow like sunrise lights the marshes.
"Minstrel Weather" by Marian Storm
Much less gum is contained in the leaves of mallows of colts-foot or of marsh-mallows.
"The Progress of the Marbling Art" by Josef Halfer
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In poetry:

Beyond the furthest of the saffron shallows
I lost them in the larches' rainy green,
And only saw the stretches of marsh-mallows
Where they had been.
"The Ancient Gods" by Mary Webb
To him ascend the prize orations
And sets of fugal variations
On some folk-ballad,
While dietitians sacrifice
A glass of prune-juice or a nice
Marsh-mallow salad.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

Turns out marshmallows originally were made from the root of the marsh mallow plant, a.k.a.
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