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marshmallow

(märsh′mĕl′ō, -măl′ō)
n.
often marsh mallow A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.

marsh′mal′low·y adj.
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Many years after the tests were conducted, Mischel and his colleagues revisited the same children and found that those who patiently waited for the treat fared better than the marshmallow or cookie grabbers.
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