marsh marigold


marsh marigold

noun

Definition of MARSH MARIGOLD

:  a swamp herb (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family that occurs in Europe and North America and has bright yellow flowers —called also cowslip, kingcup

First Known Use of MARSH MARIGOLD

1578

marsh marigold

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Perennial herbaceous plant (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family, native to wetlands in Europe and North America. It is grown in boggy wild gardens. The plant has a hollow stem, heart-shaped or round leaves, and glossy pink, white, or yellow flowers composed solely of sepals (petals are absent). The stems, leaves, and roots are sometimes cooked and eaten as a vegetable, though the fresh plant is poisonous. See also cowslip.

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