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Definition of the noun althaea

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noun - plural: althaeas

  1. any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea


Althaea was in Greek mythology the daughter of King Thestius and Eurythemis, and was sister to Leda, Hypermnestra, Iphiclus, Euippus. She was also the wife of Oeneus, king of Calydon, and mother of five sons, Meleager, Melanippe, Toxeus, Thyreus, Clymenus, and two daughters, Deianeira and Gorge. According to some writers, Meleager was the result of a liaison with the Greek god Ares, and Deianeira the progeny of Althaea and the god Dionysus.

Phrases with Althaea

Phrases starting with the word Althaea:

  1. Althaea Flava
  2. Althaea Olbia
  3. Althaea rosea
  4. Althaea Crispa
  5. Althaea Frutex
  6. Althaea Mutica
  7. Althaea Rugosa
  8. Althaea Venosa
  9. Althaea Arborea
  10. Althaea Cretica
  11. Althaea Godroni
  12. Althaea hirsuta
  13. Althaea Hispida
  14. Althaea Plebeia
  15. Althaea Pulchra
  16. Althaea Villosa

Phrases ending with the word Althaea:

  1. genus althaea
  2. Malva Althaea
  3. Sylvia althaea
  4. Xylota althaea

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Althaea

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Google previewThe Art of Compounding (1904)

A Text Book for Students and a Reference Book for Pharmacists at the Prescription Counter by Wilbur Lincoln Scoville

Powdered Althaea is an excellent form of gummy excipient to use. This consists chiefly of gum and starch, and does not harden as acacia or tragacanth alone do. It is much used in some sections. Precipitated Phosphate of Calcium is the best ...

Google previewFlowering Plants (1982)

Basswoods to Spurges by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Althaea is a genus of about fifteen showy species native ...

Google previewThe Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary (1763)

Containing the Names, Classes, Orders, Generic Characters, and Specific Distinctions of the Several Plants Cultivated in England, According to ... Linnaeus ... In which is Also Comprised, a Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed, an Introduction to the Linnaean System of Botany ... by James Wheeler

The althaea is a genus of the order of the polyandria, belonging to the monadelphia class of plants; order 3. of class XVI. The calyx is a double perianthium ; the exterior one, which consists of a fingle leaf, is divided into nine segments; the ...

Google previewPlants of Colonial Williamsburg (1979)

How to Identify 200 of Colonial America's Flowers, Herbs, and Trees by Joan Parry Dutton

" Althaea is the Greek for the marsh mallow (A. officinalis);.

Google previewBeethoven Studies 3 (1982)

by Alan Tyson

A medication: althaea is a marshmallow root used as a demulcent or emollient to soothe irritated mucous membrane. 129 Gall bemerkt, dem wachsenden Korper sey das kalte Bad nicht zutrag- lich er will sogar man soll junge Leute zwischen ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Science (1868)

Containing ... Lexicon by Robley Dunglison

Althaea is the root of Althaea officinalis. ALTHANAIHA, Orpiment. ALTHEXIS, (axSetts) Curation. ALTHEUS ...

Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

ALTHAEA (Althaea officinalis) [Malvaceae] Marsh mallow; Mortification root; Sweetweed; White mallow; Wymote: Extracts of the roots and flowers are used in formulationsfor beverage andliqueur flavorings.

Google previewThe Eponym Dictionary of Birds (2014)

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins, Michael Grayson

Althaea Hume' sLesserWhitethroat Sylvia althaea Hume, 1878 Althaea was thewife ofKing Oeneusof ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Althaea L. Malvaceae 105 Stockholm 1770. See Pehr Dubb, Aminnelse-Tal, ofver...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulae for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c. Second Edition, with Numerous Modifications and Additions by Robley Dunglison

de Althaea, Unguentum de Althaea—e. Andreae de Cruce, E. de pice et resinis glutinans—e. Anglicum ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

Althaea cannabina, or hemp-leaved marsh-mallow : lower leaves palmate, upper digitate. This species has a woody stem, which rises to the height of four or five feet, and puts out many side branches. The leaves are alternate. The flowers are ...

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Althaea Zebrina

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Scrabble value of A1L1T1H4A1E1A1

The value of this 7-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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