marguerite

noun

mar·​gue·​rite ˌmär-gə-ˈrēt How to pronounce marguerite (audio)
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: 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 For this pretty table display, wrap a rubber band around a votive holder and tuck in a bright marguerite bloom, then place it in a small dish with water. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Mar. 2023 Lightly trim azaleas, fuchsias and marguerites for bushier plants. Debbie Arrington, sacbee.com, 26 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of marguerite was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Marguerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marguerite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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