mari·​gold | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌgōld How to pronounce marigold (audio) \

Definition of marigold

2 : any of a genus (Tagetes) of composite herbs with showy usually yellow, orange, or maroon flower heads

Examples of marigold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cudi’s dress was made with a distinct floral pattern of fuchsias, violet-blues and marigold yellows—and recreating a custom-masterpiece by Abloh will be near impossible. Tanya Klich, Forbes, "How To Emulate Kid Cudi’s Viral SNL Floral Dress Designed By Virgil Abloh," 11 Apr. 2021 The client’s own marigold bench ties in with the Josef Frank print on the Moss Studio bench and the antique metal lemon tree from Parc Monceau. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Melanie Turner Gives an Old Atlanta Home New Life With Modern Accents and Unexpected Color Combinations," 8 Apr. 2021 Haze from nearby forest fires made the scene feel more like an Impressionist painting than real life, blurring the edges of this ancient volcano into delicate shades of coral and fuzzy marigold. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, "Otherworldly Adventure at Crater Lake National Park," 24 Mar. 2021 But hardy desert plants like creosote, brittlebush and desert marigold have mastered the long game and push through with spots of beauty along the way. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "This old Arizona mine yielded a fortune in beauty products. Here's how to hike to it," 24 Mar. 2021 Courtesy of Amazon Bring sunshine right to your front door with this bright marigold-yellow wreath. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 12 Best Spring Wreaths on Amazon to Celebrate the New Season," 12 Mar. 2021 Brittlebush, desert marigold and globemallow take center stage as the highway climbs through Gonzales Pass. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona wildflowers 2021: See the desert bloom on these hikes and scenic drives," 19 Feb. 2021 True to form, Dee Dee claims two rows on the bus, while lounging in a divine marigold cape and matching trousers by Valentino. Fawnia Soo Hoo,, "The Meaning Behind The Sequin-Adorned Costumes Of The Prom," 14 Dec. 2020 The marigold, or flower of the dead, is used as offering on the holiday. National Geographic, "A century after massacre, descendants make a point of voting," 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of marigold

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marigold

Middle English, from Mary, mother of Jesus + Middle English gold

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The first known use of marigold was in the 14th century

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15 Apr 2021

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“Marigold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of marigold

: a plant that is grown for its bright yellow or orange flowers


mari·​gold | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌgōld How to pronounce marigold (audio) \

Kids Definition of marigold

: a plant grown for its usually yellow, orange, or brownish red flowers

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