althea

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English[edit]

Althaea officinalis - common althaea

Etymology[edit]

From Latin althaea, from Ancient Greek ἀλθαία(althaía, marsh mallow, Althaea officinalis) from ἀλθαίνω(althaínō, to heal), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eldʰ-, suffixed form of *h₂el-(to grow, nourish).

Noun[edit]

althea (plural altheas)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Althaea officinalis; the hollyhocks and mallows, native to Eurasia.

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