Althaea

[ al-thee-uh ]

nounClassical Mythology.
  1. wife of Oeneus and mother of Toxeus, Tydeus, Meleager, and Deianira.

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British Dictionary definitions for althaea

althaea

US althea

/ (ælˈθiːə) /


noun
  1. any Eurasian plant of the malvaceous genus Althaea, such as the hollyhock, having tall spikes of showy white, yellow, or red flowers

  2. another name for rose of Sharon (def. 2)

Origin of althaea

1
C17: from Latin althaea, from Greek althaia marsh mallow (literally: healing plant), from Greek althein to heal

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