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althaea


althaea

noun al·thaea \al-ˈthē-ə\

Definition of ALTHAEA

1
capitalized :  a genus of Old World herbs of the mallow family that have terminal spikelike clusters of showy flowers and include the hollyhock and marshmallow
2
or al·thea :  the dried root of the marshmallow deprived of its brown corky layer and small roots and used as a demulcent and emollient—called also marshmallow root
March 02, 2015
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Having a changeable luster or color
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