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Definition of the noun althaea

What does althaea mean as a name of something?

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 rosea
  2. Althaea Rugosa
  3. Althaea hirsuta
  4. Althaea Vulgaris
  5. Althaea cannabina
  6. Althaea officinalis
  7. Althaea Rosea Sinensis

Phrases ending with the word Althaea:

  1. genus althaea
  2. Malva Althaea
  3. Sylvia althaea
  4. Xylota althaea
  5. Pararge Althaea
  6. Species Malva Althaea
  7. species Sylvia althaea
  8. species Xylota althaea
  9. Species Pararge Althaea

Other phrases containing the word Althaea:

  1. species Althaea rosea
  2. Species Althaea Rugosa
  3. species Althaea hirsuta
  4. species Althaea cannabina

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Althaea

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Google previewFlowering Plants (1982)

Basswoods to Spurges by Robert H. Mohlenbrock

Althaea is a genus of about fifteen showy species native to the Old World.

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 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 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 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 previewFlora's Dictionary (1833)

by Elizabeth Washington Wirt

ALTHAEA. Hibiscus Syriacus. Hibiscus, a name given by Linnaeus to designate a genus of the JMallow tribe, which had hitherto received only barbarous, or ill- constructed appellations. The Greek word 13.7.2s, from which it is derived, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Garden Plants

ALSINE pusilla: Arenaria pusilla ALTHAEA Malvaceae Hardy annual, biennial and perennial plants from the temperate regions of the ...

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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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