marguerite

noun
mar·​gue·​rite | \ ˌmär-gə-ˈrēt How to pronounce marguerite (audio) , -gyə- \

Definition of marguerite

2 : any of various single-flowered chrysanthemums especially : one (Chrysanthemum frutescens synonym Argyranthemum frutescens) of the Canary Islands

Examples of marguerite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightly trim azaleas, fuchsias and marguerites for bushier plants. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, "Make vegetable gardening part of your long weekend," 26 May 2017

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First Known Use of marguerite

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marguerite

French, from Middle French margarite pearl, daisy — more at margarite

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“Marguerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marguerite. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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