a sweetened paste or confection made from the mucilaginous root of the marsh mallow.
a similar confection, usually soft and spongy, made from gum arabic or gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.
- marsh·mal·low·y, adjective
Other definitions for marsh mallow (2 of 2)
an Old World mallow, Althaea officinalis, having pink flowers, found in marshy places.
the rose mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos.
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How to use marshmallow in a sentence
Most people decide it’s simpler just to hang on to the marshmallow they have in their possession and assume the small chance doesn’t arrive.Texas is a reminder: We’re much more willing to pay for cures than prevention | Philip Bump | February 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Let the marshmallows cool completely, at least 3 hours and up to overnight, before cutting.Squishy, sweet homemade marshmallows will elevate your s’mores and hot chocolate | Daniela Galarza | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Homemade marshmallows are sticky little buddies, so be sure to coat them on all sides in confectioners’ sugar before serving or storing.Squishy, sweet homemade marshmallows will elevate your s’mores and hot chocolate | Daniela Galarza | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Lately, it’s become my go-to weekend snack thanks to a backyard fire pit and my longtime devotion to homemade marshmallows.Have s’more fun with pretzels, caramel, toasted coconut and cookies | Daniela Galarza | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Homemade marshmallows will take your s’mores to the next levelBut you don’t need a fire pit, and, as Ina would say, store-bought marshmallows are fine.Have s’more fun with pretzels, caramel, toasted coconut and cookies | Daniela Galarza | January 12, 2021 | Washington Post
She is everywhere and nowhere, this little marshmallow-headed kitty.Explosion of Cute: Inside the Superfan Mania of Hello Kitty Con 2014 | Sarah Bay Williams | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Melt butter and marshmallow in big stock pot then add puffed rice cereal.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship | Harley Morenstein | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One protest veteran, who asked not to be named, described Barrett as a “marshmallow.”Scott Walker's Last Stand? Democrats Lose Momentum In Wisconsin | Sally Kohn | June 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A marriage made in heaven, soft, sweet, marshmallow meringue, melting cream, and a smattering of fruit.
The result is lighter than buttercream but more intense than marshmallow.
Wash, dry and stone fruit; fill with a half marshmallow or blanched almond or chopped nuts and raisins and roll in sugar.The New Dr. Price Cookbook | Anonymous
Sometimes Betsey added a half cup of walnuts or pecans with the marshmallow cream.A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl | Amy L. Waterman
The candies in which Betsey put marshmallow cream she considered her "very choicest" as she expressed it.A Little Candy Book for a Little Girl | Amy L. Waterman
Bake in layers, and put marshmallow filling between the layers and on top.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I wish you saved that, Grace, and gave away the marshmallow; I just love tutti-frutti, declared Cleo.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong | Lillian Garis
British Dictionary definitions for marshmallow (1 of 2)
a sweet of a spongy texture containing gum arabic or gelatine, sugar, etc
a sweetened paste or confection made from the root of the marsh mallow
- marshmallowy, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for marsh mallow (2 of 2)
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)
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