chrysanthemum

noun
chry·​san·​the·​mum | \ kri-ˈsan(t)-thə-məm How to pronounce chrysanthemum (audio) also -ˈzan(t)- \

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

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Examples of chrysanthemum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 There, milk punch is garnished with boba, and smoky mezcal is mixed with spicy chile crisp oil, chrysanthemum and cashew. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 May 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021 The white chrysanthemum is a symbol of mourning in Korean culture, and the rally was in part a somber vigil for the shooting victims. BostonGlobe.com, 27 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of chrysanthemum

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chrysanthemum

borrowed from New Latin, genus name, going back to Latin chrȳsanthemon, chrȳsanthemum "a yellow-flowered composite plant," borrowed from Greek chrȳsánthemon "any of various plants with bright yellow flowers," from chrȳsós "gold" + ánthemon "blossom, flower" — more at chryso-, anthemion

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“Chrysanthemum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chrysanthemum. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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chrysanthemum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chrysanthemum

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

chrysanthemum

noun
chry·​san·​the·​mum | \ kri-ˈsan-thə-məm How to pronounce chrysanthemum (audio) \

Kids Definition of chrysanthemum

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

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