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chrysanthemum

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chrysanthemum

noun chry·san·the·mum \kri-ˈsan(t)-thə-məm also -ˈzan(t)-\

: a plant that has brightly colored flowers and that is often grown in gardens; also : the flower of this plant

Full Definition of CHRYSANTHEMUM

1
:  any of various composite plants (genus Chrysanthemum) including weeds, ornamentals grown for their brightly colored often double flower heads, and others important as sources of medicinals and insecticides
2
:  a flower head of an ornamental chrysanthemum

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Origin of CHRYSANTHEMUM

Latin, from Greek chrysanthemon, from chrys- + anthemon flower; akin to Greek anthos flower
First Known Use: 1548

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