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

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Try Cascade, an abstracted interpretation flowers bending in the wind, rendered in fluid brushstrokes of navy (Deep Blue), marigold (Sunbeam), or taupe (Clay). Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Floral Wallpaper for People Who Hate Florals," 19 Mar. 2019 Filmed by Talia Collis Filmed at Wythe Hotel Simple mini slip dress from Dana Foley NYC in marigold. Kate Branch, Vogue, "Watch Imaan Hammam’s “Long Week, No Sleep” Beauty Routine," 19 Sep. 2018 Sprinkle with remaining marigold petals, along with nasturtium petals and pea shoots. Sunset, "Fried Rice with Flowers," 22 Jan. 2018 Attendees included Timo Weiland and Kelsey Asbille, who radiated in a marigold Bottega Veneta gown (the Italian brand also happened to be a cohost of the night). Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York Botanical Garden Hosts Its 20th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball," 17 Dec. 2018 The 32-piece collection comprises a mix of feminine and sporty one-pieces and simple—but elegant—bikinis in colors like sea blue and bright marigold. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Madewell's New Swimsuit Line Is Both Sustainable and Affordable," 27 Feb. 2019 Cropped cigarette trousers lent an elongating effect, while marigold satin kitten heel sandals grounded Jenner’s look with feminine flourish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Gives a Bossy Spin to Next Season’s Signature Shade," 26 Sep. 2018 The squash is picked from fields of frothing cosmos; the honey is harvested from bees fed on marigolds; the yak meat is bought from farmers and stirred into warming noodle broths. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Your Next Trip to Nepal, Rent the House Sir Edmund Hillary Loved," 20 Dec. 2018 There are tons of flowers—marigolds, roses, frangipani—all local. Sarah Khan, WSJ, "Uncovering the Modern Side of Jaipur: An Insider’s Guide," 6 Nov. 2018

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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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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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