marigold

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noun mari·gold \ˈmer-ə-ˌgōld\

Definition of marigold

  1. 1 :  pot marigold

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

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Origin and Etymology of marigold

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


MARIGOLD Defined for English Language Learners

marigold

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Definition of marigold for English Language Learners

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


MARIGOLD Defined for Kids

marigold

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noun mari·gold \ˈmer-ə-ˌgōld\

Definition of marigold for Students

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



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