A marshmallow is a sugar confectionery that in its modern form typically consists of sugar, water and gelatin whipped to a squishy consistency, molded into small cylindrical pieces, and coated with corn starch. Some marshmallow recipes call for eggs. This is the modern version of a medicinal confection made from Althaea officinalis, the marshmallow plant.
misspelling of marshmallow
A species of mallow, Althaea officinalis, that grows in marshy terrain. from 9th c.
A type of confectionery, originally (since Ancient Egyptian times) made from this plant, but now generally made of sugar or corn syrup, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic, flavorings, and sometimes beaten egg whites, all whipped to a spongy consistency. from 19th c.
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."
a soft, chewy item of confectionery made with sugar and gelatin
"chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies"
"a tough-as-nails reporter with a marshmallow centre"
"toasting marshmallows over a campfire"
a tall pink-flowered European plant that grows in brackish marshes. The roots were formerly used to make marshmallow, and it is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use.
spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
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