Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See rose of Sharon.
  • n. See hollyhock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Althaea; the hollyhocks and mallows

Etymologies

Latin, mallows, from Greek althaia, from althainein, to heal; see al-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • This bath is used with herbal additives, particularly eyebright, elder leaves, chamomile, hyssop, or althea.

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  • Globe amaranth, auricular, balsam, the sensitive plant and the tricolor were sown in early April, lilac, Spanish broom and umbrella laurel, suckers of roses and seed of althea and the flower of the prince's feather were also planted then.

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  • She must walk among the alder bushes, hardly taller than her outstretched hand, and pluck blossoms from the flowering amorpha, althea, clethra and climbing rose.

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  • A hedge, formerly of roses but now of althea, encloses the whole garden.

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  • The exotic cactus, with its gorgeous blossoms of scarlet, flourished where the sun shone hottest; and there were beds of heart's-ease, forget-me-nots, single pinks and carnations, creeping ice-plant and the delicate sensitive plant, shrubs of crêpe myrtle and althea, with rows of holly-hocks

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