Definition of marigold
1 : pot marigold
2 : any of a genus (Tagetes) of composite herbs with showy usually yellow, orange, or maroon flower heads
Recent Examples of marigold from the Web
This week's gardening tips: To encourage continued blooming, remove spent flowers from bedding plants, such as marigolds, zinnias, pentas, cosmos, salvia and rudbeckia.
Mexican tarragon also is called Mexican mint marigold.
Black sunglasses can look heavy for the summer, why not go lighter with a pair of translucent frames with marigold lenses?
Then pick some of the shorter growing but colorful plants including angelonia, begonias, crossandra, impatiens, marigolds, pentas, salvia, torenia and zinnias for the summer months.
Marigolds and zinnias color up the vegetable garden.
But that didn't stop hundreds of people from lining up to get their share of petunias, marigolds and other varieties to plant this season.
The photos that accompany the poem show the superstar underwater wearing light marigold yellow fabric, a color associated with Oshun.
For example, lemons and thyme in Italy; pineapples, orchids, and camellias in the tropics; or pomegranates, grapes, oranges, jasmine, irises, marigolds, and some orange lilies in Morocco.
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Origin and Etymology of marigold
Middle English, from Mary, mother of Jesus + Middle English gold
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MARIGOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marigold for English Language Learners
: a plant that is grown for its bright yellow or orange flowers
MARIGOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of marigold for Students
: a plant grown for its usually yellow, orange, or brownish red flowers
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