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Althaea(al-the'a) [L. althaea, fr Gr. althaia, marshmallow]
A genus of about a dozen perennial herbs native to western Asia and Europe.
Althaea officinalisSee: marshmallow
n See marshmallow.
non-toxic plant known in UK as marshmallow; not to be confused with Malva parviflora.