mari·​gold | \ ˈmer-ə-ˌgōld \

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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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 Earlier this week, Queen Rania of Jordan stepped out in next season’s dominant color, an eye-catching shade of marigold. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Queen Rania of Jordan Extends the Shelf-Life of the Summer Shirtdress," 19 Sep. 2018 Give them a kid-sized shovel, some dirt and a marigold. Nan Sterman,, "For SoCal gardeners, a June gloom tipsheet," 31 May 2018 With Foy in a marigold gown from Oscar de la Renta and Gosling sporting an emerald Gucci suit with a bright yellow button-down, the pair made for a spectacular photo op. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy Share the Season’s Statement Color," 5 Oct. 2018 In the dining room, a set of her Serpi plates on a deep-red background are mounted on marigold walls. Nancy Hass, ELLE Decor, "A Milan Ceramicist Brings Her Family’s Artisanal Aesthetic to Life at Home," 4 Oct. 2018 The school looks like a house-sized castle, with a bright marigold facade, orange turrets and blue rooftops. Yanan Wang And Dake Kang, Fox News, "China distances children from families to subdue Muslim west," 20 Sep. 2018 Past the rope barricades at the broad front entrance, there’s an expanse of marigold-yellow Spanish tiles, and an invitation to time travel. Paula Mclain, Town & Country, "The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase," 12 July 2018 Learn how to make paper marigolds and decorate a paper skull. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Week ahead: Creepy Halloween events, free day at Milwaukee Public Museum and more," 27 Oct. 2017

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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 \

Kids Definition of marigold

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

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