calendula

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noun ca·len·du·la \kə-ˈlen-jə-lə, -dyu̇-lə\

Definition of calendula

  1. :  any of a small genus (Calendula) of yellow-rayed composite herbs of temperate regions

Origin and Etymology of calendula

New Latin, genus name, from Medieval Latin, from Latin calendae calends


First Known Use: 1789


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calendula

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noun ca·len·du·la \kə-ˈlen-jə-lə\

Medical Definition of calendula

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of yellow-rayed composite herbs of temperate regions

  2. 2:  any plant of the genus Calendula

  3. 3:  the dried florets of plants of the genus Calendula (especially C. officinalis) sometimes used as a mild aromatic and diaphoretic


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