althea

or al·thae·a

[ al-thee-uh ]
/ ælˈθi ə /

noun

the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
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.

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Origin of althea

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

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Althea
[ al-thee-uh ]
/ ælˈθi ə /

noun

a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “wholesome.”
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