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According to [Webster's]:

Marshmallow

  1. a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has a mucilaginous root sometimes used in confectionery and in medicine
  2. a confection formerly made from the root of the marshmallow but now usually made from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin beaten to a light spongy consistency; also : a piece of partially dried marshmallow <a bag of marshmallows>


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