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althea

1
or al·thae·a

[ al-thee-uh ]

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.


Althea

2

[ al-thee-uh ]

noun

  1. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “wholesome.”
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Word History and Origins

Origin of althea1

1660–70; < New Latin, Latin althaea < Greek althaíā marsh mallow
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Example Sentences

Althea is now re-scheduled with her surgeon for this spring.

Take a handful of dog's mercury and althea roots; half a handful of flos brochae ursini; six ounces of linseed and barley meal.

Did not the outlines of Althea's figure, which the bombyx robe only partially concealed, lack roundness even more than her own?

Althea was removed to her Aunt Leonora's, and forbidden to enter Juliet's house without permission, and accompanied.

Althea was now nearly sixteen; she had emerged from the somewhat unpromising age, and had developed into remarkable beauty.

He wrote him a letter full of the praises of Althea, assuring him that the picture enclosed failed in justice to the original.

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