Marshmallow definition

märshmĕlō, -mălō
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A sweet paste originally made from the root of the marsh mallow, and now made of sugar, starch, corn syrup, and gelatin.
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A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.
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A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.
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A light, spongy, very sweet confection made of corn syrup, gelatin, sugar, and often vanilla.
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A confection of sweetened paste, formerly made from the root of the marshmallow plant.
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A species of mallow, Althaea officinalis, that grows in marshy terrain. [from 9th c.]
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A type of confectionery consisting of sugar or corn syrup, beaten egg whites, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic and flavorings, whipped to a spongy consistency. [from 19th c.]
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(figuratively) Someone who is soft and benign.

He acts like a total badass, but he's really just a marshmallow once you get to know him.

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A soft, spongy confection, in the form of small, rounded pieces coated with powdered sugar, made of this paste.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
marshmallow
Plural:
marshmallows

Origin of marshmallow

  • Old English merscmealwe, corresponding to marsh +"Ž mallow.

    From Wiktionary