Definition of marshmallow in English:



  • 1A soft, chewy confection made with sugar and gelatin.

    ‘toasting marshmallows over a campfire’
    [as modifier] ‘chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies’
    figurative ‘a tough-as-nails reporter with a marshmallow center’
    • ‘The marshmallow centre will sink and leave high, crisp sides.’
    • ‘Maple syrup is drizzled over roasting vegetables, baked sweet potatoes come with marshmallows, and there are cookies everywhere.’
    • ‘Invite each princess to build a castle of marshmallows, gumdrops, soft candies and toothpicks.’
    • ‘And what young lady doesn't like the smell of raspberry milkshake, candy and marshmallow?’
    • ‘Jerking the stick out of the fire can send the hot marshmallow flying toward a fellow camper's hair or face.’
    • ‘Chad paused, and examined the squishy white marshmallow he was holding.’
    • ‘The most unusual bread he has tasted recently was marshmallow and beer flavour.’
    • ‘Other time-honored trout baits include kernels of corn and pinches of marshmallow.’
    • ‘Who was the person that first thought of putting marshmallow in hot chocolate?’
    • ‘It has a refreshing creamy nose with complex hints of juniper, toasted marshmallows and honey.’
    • ‘Homemade marshmallows are dusted with confectioner's sugar and cut in squares.’
    • ‘His cheeks were bright red from the heat and he was holding a stick of gooey marshmallow that we'd toasted only moments before.’
    • ‘I do not like vegetables but would eat them if they tasted of chocolate or marshmallow or any other sweets.’
    • ‘She bit into the charred marshmallow, spilling hot liquid marshmallow down her chin.’
    • ‘Bakewell base, lemon curd and marshmallow topping, dipped in coconut and adorned with three mini eggs.’
    • ‘There's a sweetness too, a hint of toasted marshmallow.’
    • ‘To get around this, there are now marshmallows derived from fish gelatin.’
    • ‘There on the back was cheese, caramel, butter, plain, and even marshmallow flavored popcorn!’
    • ‘David had begun a conversation with the twins over the best kind of marshmallow to eat.’
    • ‘A pavlova sounds a little tricky for the cook, but really it's just a meringue with a chewy or marshmallow centre and I haven't eaten one for a long time.’
  • 2A tall pink-flowered European plant that typically grows in brackish marshes. The roots were formerly used to make marshmallow, and it is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use.