Definition of calendula
: any of a small genus (Calendula) of yellow-rayed composite herbs of temperate regions
Recent Examples of calendula from the Web
Of course, there are other beautiful edible flowers to consider, like calendula and nasturtium and borage and marigold, ready to sprinkle, like fairy dust, as a garnish, or to make your herb blossom butter even more colorful.
Her Cleansing Pomade is a British staple made super glamorous, thanks to calendula oil and a lush melting texture.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'calendula'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of calendula
New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Latin calendae calends
First Known Use: 1651See Words from the same year
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up calendula? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).