chrysanthemum

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/krɪˈzænθəməm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/krɪˈsænθəməm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kri santhə məm)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
chry•san•the•mum /krɪˈsænθəməm/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biologya garden plant having autumn flowers in many different colors and sizes.
  2. the flower of any such plant.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
chry•san•the•mum  (kri santhə məm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of several composite plants of the genus Chrysanthemum, as C. leucanthemum, the oxeye daisy, having white ray flowers with a yellow center.
  2. Plant Biologyany cultivated variety of the plant C. morifolium, native to China, and of other species of Chrysanthemum, notable for the diversity of color and size of their autumnal flowers.
  3. the flower of any such plant.
  • Greek chrȳsánthemon, equivalent. to chrȳs- chrys- + ánthemon flower, akin to ánthos; see antho-
  • Latin
  • 1570–80

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
chrysanthemum /krɪˈsænθəməm/ n
  1. any widely cultivated plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, esp C. morifolium of China, having brightly coloured showy flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
  2. any other plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, such as oxeye daisy
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin: marigold, from Greek khrusanthemon, from khrusos gold + anthemon flower
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