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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: marshmallow type of plant whose root contains a sweet substance once used in candy (11-21 centuries), from Old English merscmealwe

marshmallow

noun
     
Related topics: Food
marsh‧mal‧low [uncountable and countable]
DF a very soft light white or pink sweet, made of sugar and egg white

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