One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘His cheeks were bright red from the heat and he was holding a stick of gooey marshmallow that we'd toasted only moments before.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Who was the person that first thought of putting marshmallow in hot chocolate?’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Invite each princess to build a castle of marshmallows, gumdrops, soft candies and toothpicks.’
- ‘Maple syrup is drizzled over roasting vegetables, baked sweet potatoes come with marshmallows, and there are cookies everywhere.’
- ‘I do not like vegetables but would eat them if they tasted of chocolate or marshmallow or any other sweets.’
- ‘Other time-honored trout baits include kernels of corn and pinches of marshmallow.’
- ‘Chad paused, and examined the squishy white marshmallow he was holding.’
- ‘And what young lady doesn't like the smell of raspberry milkshake, candy and marshmallow?’
- ‘It has a refreshing creamy nose with complex hints of juniper, toasted marshmallows and honey.’
- ‘Jerking the stick out of the fire can send the hot marshmallow flying toward a fellow camper's hair or face.’
- ‘To get around this, there are now marshmallows derived from fish gelatin.’
- ‘The most unusual bread he has tasted recently was marshmallow and beer flavour.’
- ‘There's a sweetness too, a hint of toasted marshmallow.’
- ‘Bakewell base, lemon curd and marshmallow topping, dipped in coconut and adorned with three mini eggs.’
- ‘Homemade marshmallows are dusted with confectioner's sugar and cut in squares.’
- ‘The marshmallow centre will sink and leave high, crisp sides.’
- ‘She bit into the charred marshmallow, spilling hot liquid marshmallow down her chin.’
2also marsh mallowA tall pink-flowered European plant that grows in brackish marshes. The roots were formerly used to make marshmallow, and it is sometimes cultivated for medicinal use.
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