calendula


ca·len·du·la

noun \kə-ˈlen-jə-lə, -dy-lə\

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

ca·len·du·la

noun \kə-ˈlen-jə-lə\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

calendula

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any herbaceous plant of the small genus Calendula, in the Asteraceae family, found in temperate regions. Calendulas produce yellow-rayed flowers. The pot marigold (C. officinalis) is grown especially for ornamental purposes.

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