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chrysanthemum

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

Simple Definition of chrysanthemum

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chrysanthemum

  1. 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. 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


CHRYSANTHEMUM Defined for Kids

chrysanthemum

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noun chry·san·the·mum \kri-ˈsan-thə-məm\

Definition of chrysanthemum for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the daisies that has brightly colored flower heads





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