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Definition of the noun althea

What does althea mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: altheas

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


Who is Althea?

Althea a.k.a. Althea Currier was born in 1941 in Baileyville, Maine, and moved to Southern California in the late 1950s. She was an American glamour model and actress, noted for her large-breasted figure, who appeared in a number of erotic nudie-cuties and sexploitation B grade films in the 1960s.


  1. Althea is a fictional character from the 2013 documentary film Goodness In Rwanda.
  2. Althea is a fictional character from the 1992 film Love Can Be Murder.
  3. Althea is a fictional character from the 1977 film Which Way Is Up?.
  4. Althea is a fictional character from the 2006 film Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.
  5. Althea is a fictional character from the 1972 film Women in Chains.
  6. Althea is a fictional character from the 1998 film Mixing Nia.


"Althea" is a film, directed by Rex Miller.


"Althea" is a composition.


Althea is an English female personal name, originally a variation of the Greek name Althaea. Althea in Greek means "healer".

Phrases with Althea

Phrases starting with the word Althea:

  1. althea rosea
  2. althea gibson
  3. althea officinalis

Phrases ending with the word Althea:

  1. Shrub Althea
  2. Cymothoe Althea
  3. Cerithiopsis althea
  4. Species Cymothoe Althea
  5. species Cerithiopsis althea

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Althea

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Google previewPenelope's Web (2008)

Gender, Modernity, H. D.'s Fiction by Susan Stanford Friedman

Like Poe, Althea is a muse figure whose power to inspire is inseparable from the erotic. Althea is unnamed at first...

Google previewDemystifying the European Union (2010)

The Enduring Logic of Regional Integration by Roy H. Ginsberg

Operation Althea is the result of a UN Security Council mandate, so the UN system has much at stake in how well the EU...

Google previewThe London Medical Dictionary (1819)

Including, Under Distinct Heads, Every Branch of Medicine; Viz. Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, the Practice of Physic and Surgery, Therapeutics, and Materia Medica; with Whatever Relates to Medicine in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Natural History by Bartholomew Parr

ā€ vā€œFā€”Althea is a soft hoary plant, with oblong, undivided leaves, and pale, flesh-coloured, monopetalous flowers, ...

Google previewThe Gardeners' Monthly and Horticulturist (1869)

The Althea is a native of Syria, but is very much at home in the United States.

Google previewButch/femme (1998)

Inside Lesbian Gender by Sally Munt, Cherry Smyth

lf Althea is a welder who likes to cook and sew and Flaxie likes to dress up and to play cards and fish, it is not just physical tasks we're talking about , ...

Google previewThe Gardener's Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser (1869)

'lhe Althea is a native of Syria, but is very much at home in the United States.

Google previewAmerican Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions (2012)

by Cindy Weinstein, Christopher Looby

and Annie Winifred Ellerman, better known as the novelist Bryher (who is called Althea).25 H.D. herself is called Margaret in the novel or, more familiarly, ...

Google previewGulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon (2006)

by Randy Lemmon

The Althea is the perfect flowering shrub ...

Google previewThe Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Magical Plants, Revised (2013)

A Practical Guide to Creating Healing, Protection, and Prosperity Using Plants, Herbs, and Flowers by Susan Gregg

Althea officinalis Gives your life a sense of purpose ā–” little john will: Help you prevail in court, Bring you good luck, Fill your life with ease the plant: LittleJohn is indigenous to the tropics and has a gingerlike flavor. It's popular as a spice in ...

Google previewLeung's Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients (2011)

Used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics by Ikhlas A. Khan, Ehab A. Abourashed

ALTHEA. ROOT. Source: Althea officinalis L. (Family Malvaceae). Common/ vernacular names: Althaea, althea,


Google previewEncyclopedia of Women in American History (2015)

by Joyce Appleby, Eileen Chang, Neva Goodwin

Althea Gibson was the first African American to compete in the U.S. Nationals and break the color barrier at the Wimbledon Championships in lawn tennis in London. Tennis, like many amateur and professional sports, was segregated before ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

G Folk Names: Marshmallow, Mortification Root, Sweet Weed, Wymote, Heemst, Slaz Gender: Feminine Element: Water Powers: Protection, Psychic Powers Magical Uses: Althea has long been used in protection rites, and ...

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Quotes about Althea

I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me. (Althea Gibson)
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1H4E1A1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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