- any plant of a genus (Althaea) of the mallow family, esp. the hollyhock, typically with tall spikes of showy flowers
- rose of Sharon (sense )
Origin of altheaModern Latin Althaea ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek althaia, wild mallows; formerly used medicinally: see Althea
a feminine name
Origin of AltheaClassical Latin Althaea ; from Classical Greek Althaia, literally , healer ; from althainein, to heal: for Indo-European base see old
- A female given name.