- an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
- the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos.
Origin of marsh mallow
Examples from the Web for marsh mallow
Historical Examples of marsh mallow
Varied hyphentation was retain, such as baking powder and baking-powder; even within the same recipe Marshmallow and marsh-mallow.Cookery for Little Girls
Olive Hyde Foster
Marsh-mallow Roots are prepared in an easier way; but, on account of the mucilage they contain, they become very brittle when dry.The Toilet of Flora
In common with the marsh-mallow and some other plants, it contains asparagine or aspartic acidamide.
- a malvaceous plant, Althaea officinalis, that grows in salt marshes and has pale pink flowers. The roots yield a mucilage formerly used to make marshmallows
- US and Canadian another name for rose mallow (def. 1)