althaea


noun Classical Mythology.

  1. wife of Oeneus and mother of Toxeus, Tydeus, Meleager, and Deianira.

noun

  1. the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus.
  2. any plant belonging to the genus Althaea, of the mallow family, having lobed leaves and showy flowers in a spikelike cluster, including the hollyhocks and marsh mallows.

noun

  1. any Eurasian plant of the malvaceous genus Althaea, such as the hollyhock, having tall spikes of showy white, yellow, or red flowers
  2. another name for rose of Sharon (def. 2)

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