Pronunciation: (al-thē'u),[key] —n. 1. the rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus. 2. any plant belonging to the genus Althaea, of the mallow family, having lobed leaves and showy flowers in a spikelike cluster, including the hollyhocks and marsh mallows. Also,al•thae'a.
Pronunciation: (al-thē'u),[key] —n. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “wholesome.”