althea

EnglishEdit

Althaea officinalis - common althaea

EtymologyEdit

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).

NounEdit

althea ‎(plural altheas)

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

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