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 Notes of white violet leaves, marigold and oak moss conjure up memories of a cozy fall hike beneath changing leaves. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 23 June 2022 But what really sets this laundry room by Heidi Caillier apart is the fun marigold paint and warm brass flush mount light. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 22 June 2022 Just bring along a paring knife and a spoon to prep the avocados, then crisp up the bread and garnish with edible leaves, like those plucked from a marigold. Sunset Magazine, 13 May 2022 The resulting distillates—flavored by botanicals like plum seed kernels, marigold, quince tea kombucha, and katsuobushi— are unusual and singular. Bon Appétit, 3 May 2022 Look for desert marigold, chia, owl clover, desert snow, scorpion weed, globemallow, woolly daisy, white ratany and frilly American carrot. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 26 Apr. 2022 Antioxidants, white truffles, organic marigold flowers, vitamin C, aloe vera, green tea, and gingko biloba leaf extract are the building blocks for refreshed looking skin. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Nourishing vitamin E, marigold, and lavender extracts moisturize, soothe, and tone sensitive skin areas. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Ultimately, Gorham came up with a blend of marigold, bergamot, cedar wood and violet. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'marigold.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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

Learn More About marigold

Time Traveler for marigold

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near marigold



marigold finch

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for marigold

Last Updated

26 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Marigold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for marigold


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

More from Merriam-Webster on marigold

Nglish: Translation of marigold for Spanish Speakers Encyclopedia article about marigold


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!