marshmallow

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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.