Simple Definition of chrysanthemum
: 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
Origin of chrysanthemum
Latin, from Greek chrysanthemon, from chrys- + anthemon flower; akin to Greek anthos flower
First Known Use: 1548
CHRYSANTHEMUM Defined for Kids
Definition of chrysanthemum
: a plant related to the daisies that has brightly colored flower heads
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