Definition of marshmallow
1 usually marsh mallow : a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has flowers, leaves, and roots used in herbal remedies
2 : a sweet white confection usually in the form of a spread or small spongy cylindrical pieces now usually made from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin but formerly from the marshmallow's root; also : one of these spongy pieces toasted marshmallows on sticks over a campfire
marshmallowyplay \-ˌme-lə-wē, -ˌma-\ adjective
Examples of marshmallow in a Sentence
We toasted marshmallows over the fire.
Recent Examples of marshmallow from the Web
However, as one user helpfully pointed out, skewered hot dogs with marshmallows are a traditional Filipino dish.
On chilly summer nights, everybody gathers around the fire to catch up, toast marshmallows and stargaze.
The Colossal PB&J packs creamy peanut butter, strawberry jelly, marshmallow fluff and bananas in dual layers inside three slices of bread.
Three Tarts vanilla bean marshmallows, $9.50 for 10, amazon.com.
Signature favorites include the Nutella + Burnt Marshmallow shake, which has a mound of toasted marshmallows on top; and the Krispy Kreme with actual Krispy Kreme donuts added to the blender.
Items expected to be sold at the restaurant include large marshmallow treats made with various cereals; Pop-Tart sundaes with bowls made of cereal; cereal milkshakes; and a cereal bar with different toppings and flavors of milk.
Just don’t forget to pick up a box of marshmallows to complement your frozen treat.
The most questionable of which was Mario's pizza made with marshmallow fluff.
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First Known Use of marshmallow
before 12th century
MARSHMALLOW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marshmallow for English Language Learners
: a soft, white, sweet food made of sugar and eggs
MARSHMALLOW Defined for Kids
Definition of marshmallow for Students
: a soft spongy sweet food made from corn syrup, sugar, and gelatin
Medical Definition of marshmallow
: a European perennial herb of the genus Althaea (A. officinalis) naturalized in the eastern United States whose pink flowers, velvety leaves, and mucilaginous root are used in herbal medicine and whose root was formerly used in confectionary—see althaea 2
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