Definition of Marshmallow

1. Noun. Spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar.

Generic synonyms: Candy, Confect



Definition of Marshmallow

1. Noun. A species of mallow, ''Althaea officinalis'', that grows in marshy terrain. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

2. Noun. 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. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marshmallow

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marshmallow

marshals
marshalship
marshalships
marshbuck
marshbucks
marshes
marshier
marshiest
marshily
marshiness
marshinesses
marshland
marshlands
marshlike
marshmallow (current term)
marshmallow fluff
marshmallow root
marshmallows
marshmallowy
marshmellow
marshrutka
marshrutkas
marshside
marshwort
marshworts
marshy
marsilea
marsileaceous
marsileas

Literary usage of Marshmallow

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1. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"marshmallow decoction is employed as a demulcent in inflammatory and irritated conditions of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive, ..."

2. Materia Medica and Therapeutics, for Physicians and Students by John Barclay Biddle (1886)
"Ord. Malvaceae), commonly known as marshmallow, an herbaceous European plant, ... The chief constituents of marshmallow are mucilage and starch, ..."

3. Science Experiments for Young Learnersby Jill Norris by Jill Norris (2000)
"Accept suggestions on how to use them to move a marshmallow. ... Show students how to launch a marshmallow by placing it in the spoon and carefully pulling ..."

4. The New Student's Reference Work for Teachers, Students and Families by Chandler Belden Beach, Frank Morton McMurry (1917)
"The common marshmallow grows in salt marshes on our eastern coast. ... The famous confection, marshmallow paste, is made from the roots. ..."

5. The Rumford Complete Cookbook by Lily Haxworth Wallace, Rumford Chemical Works (1908)
"Remove from the fire, stir until creamy, add the nuts and spread between layers of cake. marshmallow Filling % cup milk. ..."

6. The Universal Receipt Book: Being a Compendious Repository of Practical by Priscilla Homespun (1818)
"... pulp of boiled marshmallow roots, three drams each of white poppy seeds, Florentine iris, liquorice, ..."

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