marigold

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmærigəʊld/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmærɪˌgoʊld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mari gōld′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•gold /ˈmærɪˌgoʊld/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Plant Biologya plant having golden or orange flowers and strong-scented leaves.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mar•i•gold  (mari gōld′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany of several chiefly golden-flowered composite plants, esp. of the genus Tagetes, as T. erecta, having strong-scented foliage and yielding an oil that repels root parasites.
  2. Plant Biologyany of several unrelated plants, esp. of the genus Calendula, as C. officinalis, the pot marigold.
  • 1300–50; Middle English; see Mary (the Virgin), gold

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
marigold /ˈmærɪˌɡəʊld/ n
  1. any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes, esp T. erecta (African marigold) and T. patula (French marigold), cultivated for their yellow or orange flower heads and strongly scented foliage: family Asteraceae (composites)
  2. any of various similar or related plants, such as the marsh marigold, pot marigold, bur marigold, and fig marigold
Etymology: 14th Century: from Mary (the Virgin) + gold
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