[ al-thee-uh ]
/ ælˈθi ə /
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noun Classical Mythology.
wife of Oeneus and mother of Toxeus, Tydeus, Meleager, and Deianira.
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The Fates told Althaea that her son Melea'ger would live just as long as a log of wood then on the fire remained unconsumed.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Althaea
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any Eurasian plant of the malvaceous genus Althaea, such as the hollyhock, having tall spikes of showy white, yellow, or red flowers
another name for rose of Sharon (def. 2)
Word Origin for althaea
C17: from Latin althaea, from Greek althaia marsh mallow (literally: healing plant), from Greek althein to heal
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