Definition of calendula
: any of a small genus (Calendula) of yellow-rayed composite herbs of temperate regions
Origin of calendula
New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Latin calendae calends
First Known Use: 1789
Medical Definition of calendula
1 capitalized : a small genus of yellow-rayed composite herbs of temperate regions
2: any plant of the genus Calendula
3: the dried florets of plants of the genus Calendula (especially C. officinalis) sometimes used as a mild aromatic and diaphoretic
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