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.