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
Recent Examples of chrysanthemum from the Web
Colombia alone will fly in about 700 million roses, carnations and chrysanthemums to the U.S. this year, according to the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters trade association.
Lilies, roses, and chrysanthemums lay in stacks weighing down posters with messages to the deceased that were strewn throughout the parking lot.
A week later, on a Wednesday morning in October, Jacob lay inside a miniature gray casket topped with yellow chrysanthemums and a Ninja Turtles figurine.
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Origin and Etymology of chrysanthemum
Latin, from Greek chrysanthemon, from chrys- + anthemon flower; akin to Greek anthos flower
First Known Use: 1548See Words from the same year
CHRYSANTHEMUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chrysanthemum for English Language Learners
: a plant that has brightly colored flowers and that is often grown in gardens; also : the flower of this plant
CHRYSANTHEMUM Defined for Kids
Definition of chrysanthemum for Students
: a plant related to the daisies that has brightly colored flower heads
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