What is marshmello


[ mahrsh-mel-oh, -mal-oh ]

/ ˈmɑrʃˌmɛl oʊ, -ˌmæl oʊ /



a sweetened paste or confection made from the mucilaginous root of the marsh mallow.

a similar confection, usually soft and spongy, made from gum arabic or gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring.

Words nearby marshmallow

marshalltown, marshalsea, marshbuck, marshfield, marshland, marshmallow, marshwort, marshy, marsilid, marsilius of padua, marsipobranch

Origin of marshmallow

First recorded in 1905–10; see origin at marsh mallow

OTHER WORDS FROM marshmallow

marsh·mal·low·y, adjective

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Examples from the Web for marshmallow

  • Melt butter and marshmallow in big stock pot then add puffed rice cereal.

    Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • One protest veteran, who asked not to be named, described Barrett as a “marshmallow.”

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  • A marriage made in heaven, soft, sweet, marshmallow meringue, melting cream, and a smattering of fruit.

    Sweet Brits|Lydia Brownlow|April 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST

  • The result is lighter than buttercream but more intense than marshmallow.

    4 Autumnal Desserts|Michel Richard|November 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST

  • Instead, their marshmallow was covered from view, or they were given a pretend scenario to distract themselves with.

    Just Let Them Eat the Marshmallow|Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman|February 19, 2010|DAILY BEAST

  • Lichen with milk in the morning, syrup of marshmallow, two cynoglossum pills!

    The Social Cancer|Jos Rizal

  • Gloomily, Marshmallow thrust his hand into his coat pocket and brought out two candy bars.

    Doris Force at Locked Gates|Julia K. Duncan

  • Then you need some long, pointed sticks on which to hold the marshmallow candies as you toast them.

    Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's|Laura Lee Hope

  • The last two are commonly sold for marshmallow paste (pte de guimauve).

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley

  • Simmer an ounce and a half of marshmallow roots in two gills of water, for ten minutes, closely covered.

    The Golden Age Cook Book|Henrietta Latham Dwight

British Dictionary definitions for marshmallow



a sweet of a spongy texture containing gum arabic or gelatine, sugar, etc

a sweetened paste or confection made from the root of the marsh mallow

Derived forms of marshmallow

marshmallowy, adjective

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