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Marshmellow vs. Marshmallow: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 14, 2023
The incorrect spelling is "Marshmellow". The correct spelling is "Marshmallow", a soft, sweet confection.

Which is correct: Marshmellow or Marshmallow

How to spell Marshmallow?

Marshmellow is Incorrect

Marshmallow is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "mallow" as a soft plant or confection, not "mellow" which means calm.
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Sep 09, 2023
Associate "marshmallow" with a "marshy mallow plant", from which the confection was originally made.
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Sep 09, 2023
Think of "mallow" as the primary component, not the adjective "mellow".
Sawaira Riaz
Sep 09, 2023
Recall the candy's squishy texture, similar to a "mallow", rather than the calming sense of "mellow".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023
Envision the word split as "marsh-mallow", with the second part being the key.
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023
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Marshmellow and Marshmallow Definitions

Marshmellow

Marshmellow is an incorrect spelling of Marshmallow.
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Sep 08, 2023

Marshmallow

"Marshmallow" refers to a soft, spongy candy made of sugar, gelatin, and starch.
The kids roasted marshmallows over the campfire.
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Sep 08, 2023

Marshmallow

"Marshmallow" describes a light, airy texture similar to that of the candy.
The cake had a marshmallow-like softness.
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Sep 08, 2023

Marshmallow

"Marshmallow" is also the name of a certain type of herbaceous plant.
The marshmallow plant has been used for medicinal purposes.
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Sep 08, 2023

Marshmallow

"Marshmallow" can represent a flavor resembling the candy, often used in other desserts.
She chose the marshmallow-flavored ice cream.
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Sep 08, 2023

Marshmallow

A light, spongy, very sweet confection made of corn syrup, gelatin, sugar, and often vanilla.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

A confection of sweetened paste, formerly made from the root of the marshmallow plant.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

Often marsh mallow A perennial plant (Althaea officinalis) in the mallow family, native to Eurasia and naturalized in eastern North America, having pink flowers and a mucilaginous root used in herbal medicine and formerly in confections.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

Marsh mallow, a species of mallow, Althaea officinalis, that grows in marshy terrain.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

A type of confectionery, originally (since Ancient Egyptian times) made from this plant, but now generally made of sugar or corn syrup, gelatin that has been pre-softened in water, gum arabic, flavorings, and sometimes beaten egg whites, all whipped to a spongy consistency.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

(figuratively) Someone who is soft and benign.
He acts like a total badass, but he's really just a marshmallow once you get to know him.
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

To soften (literally or figuratively)
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

Spongy confection made of gelatin and sugar and corn syrup and dusted with powdered sugar
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Sep 06, 2023

Marshmallow

"Marshmallow" denotes the sweetened paste made from the mallow plant's root.
Ancient Egyptians made marshmallows from mallow plants.
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Sep 08, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of Marshmallow?

There isn't a direct verb form for "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Marshmallow?

The pronunciation is /ˈmɑrʃˌmæloʊ/.
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Sep 09, 2023

Which preposition is used with Marshmallow?

The preposition "of" can be used (e.g., "a bag of marshmallows").
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the singular form of Marshmallow?

The singular form is "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow a negative or positive word?

"Marshmallow" is a neutral word.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the root word of Marshmallow?

The root word is "mallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the plural form of Marshmallow?

The plural form is "marshmallows".
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Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow an adverb?

No, "marshmallow" is not an adverb.
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Sep 09, 2023

Why is it called Marshmallow?

It's called "Marshmallow" because the original confection was made from the extract of the mallow plant that grew in marshes.
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Sep 09, 2023

Which vowel is used before Marshmallow?

The vowel "a" is used before "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Marshmallow?

The conjunction "and" can be used (e.g., "chocolate and marshmallow").
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Sep 09, 2023

Which article is used with Marshmallow?

The article "a" (for singular) and "the" can be used with "marshmallow".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow a noun or adjective?

"Marshmallow" is primarily a noun, but can be used as an adjective to describe flavor or texture.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow an abstract noun?

No, "marshmallow" is a concrete noun.
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow a countable noun?

Yes, "marshmallow" is a countable noun.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is another term for Marshmallow?

Another term is "mallow confection".
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the first form of Marshmallow?

The first form is "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

How do we divide Marshmallow into syllables?

"Marshmallow" can be divided as marsh-mal-low.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the second form of Marshmallow?

"Marshmallow" doesn't have verb forms, so it remains "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the third form of Marshmallow?

As with the second form, it remains "marshmallow".
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow a vowel or consonant?

The term "marshmallow" starts with a consonant.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 09, 2023

Is the Marshmallow term a metaphor?

Not inherently, but it can be used metaphorically in certain contexts (e.g., "He's a marshmallow" to describe someone soft-hearted).
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

Is the word Marshmallow is imperative?

No, the word "marshmallow" is not in the imperative form.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

How many syllables are in Marshmallow?

"Marshmallow" has three syllables.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Marshmallow?

The stressed syllable in "marshmallow" is "marsh".
Janet White
Sep 09, 2023

What part of speech is Marshmallow?

"Marshmallow" is a noun.
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Sep 09, 2023

What is the opposite of Marshmallow?

There isn't a direct opposite, but in terms of texture, "hard" can be seen as an opposite quality.
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

How is Marshmallow used in a sentence?

"They added marshmallows to their hot chocolate for extra sweetness."
Harlon Moss
Sep 09, 2023

Is Marshmallow a collective noun?

No, "marshmallow" is not a collective noun.
Sara Rehman
Sep 09, 2023

Which determiner is used with Marshmallow?

Determiners like "some", "many", or "every" can be used with "marshmallow".
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Sep 09, 2023
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Sumera is an experienced content writer and editor with a niche in comparative analysis. At Diffeence Wiki, she crafts clear and unbiased comparisons to guide readers in making informed decisions. With a dedication to thorough research and quality, Sumera's work stands out in the digital realm. Off the clock, she enjoys reading and exploring diverse cultures.

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