marshmallow

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /mɑːʃˈmaləʊ/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmɑɹʃˌmɛl.oʊ/ or /ˈmɑɹʃˌmæl.oʊ/
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Noun[change]

Singular
marshmallow

Plural
marshmallows

Marshmallows (food/confection, #2).
a marshmallow flower (#1)
Althaea officinalis
  1. (countable) A marshmallow is a plant from Africa (Althaea officinalis).
    The root of the marshmallow plant is used to make confections.
  2. (countable) A marshmallow is a sweet, fluffy food that is white in color and cylindrical in shape.
    The kids love having marshmallows in hot chocolate drinks