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Althaea

[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for Althaea

althaea

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/ (ælˈθiːə) /

noun
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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