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althea

or althaea

[al-thee-uh] /ælˈθi ə/
noun
1.
the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
2.
any plant belonging to the genus Althaea, of the mallow family, having lobed leaves and showy flowers in a spikelike cluster, including the hollyhocks and marsh mallows.
Origin of althea
1660-1670
1660-70; < New Latin, Latin althaea < Greek althaíā marsh mallow

Althea

[al-thee-uh] /ælˈθi ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “wholesome.”.
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  • She knew, only too well, that althea's invitation to dinner had not been disinterested.

  • She had learned to know that althea was not only snobbish, but self-seeking as well.

  • Of late she had been more intimate than ever with althea Parker.

  • At althea the position had been so strengthened as to be now impregnable.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Now I am stationed, as you know, not at Solika, but at althea.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • Would he give him the command at althea if he were to ask for it?

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • I rode last night from Theos to althea, and I have had no rest.

    The Traitors

    E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • She would sell althea the things she wished and tell her the circumstances.

    Grace Harlowe's Problem Jessie Graham Flower
  • althea, what was I wearing the first time we met, when Edward introduced you to me?

    The Capgras Shift

    Sam Vaknin

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