What does althaea or althea mean?
The definition of althaea and althea
Al*thæ”a, Al*the”a, n.
Etym: [althaea, Gr. (Bot.)
(a) A genus of plants of the Mallow family. It includes the officinal marsh mallow, and the garden hollyhocks.
(b) An ornamental shrub (Hibiscus Syriacus) of the Mallow family.