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althaea


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Althaea  \Al*th[ae]"a\,  Althea  \Al*the"a\,  n.  [althaea,  Gr  ?.] 
  (Bot.) 
  a  A  genus  of  plants  of  the  Mallow  family.  It  includes  the 
  officinal  marsh  mallow,  and  the  garden  hollyhocks. 
  b  An  ornamental  shrub  ({Hibiscus  Syriacus})  of  the  Mallow 
  family. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  althaea 
  n  :  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Althaea;  similar  to  but 
  having  smaller  flowers  than  genus  Alcea  [syn:  {althea},  {hollyhock}] 




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