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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Recent Examples on the Web Sow warm-weather plants like nightshades and cucurbits indoors for transplanting in May. Transplant aster, viola, zinnia, marigold, and delphinium from cold frames to beds. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "Your Ultimate Spring Gardening To-Do List for March and April," 16 Mar. 2020 Chest-high zinnia flowers neatly scatter a once-vacant lot in an ombre of burgundy, burnt orange, marigold and ivory. Christen A. Johnson,, "He moved to Englewood because he wanted to. Now, Quilen Blackwell is turning vacant lots into flower farms.," 8 Nov. 2019 Mark the Day of the Dead in the Domes Candlelight, ofrendas, marigolds and lots of other stuff in bloom are part of the Dia de los Muertos Celebration Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "7 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend, including Halloween on Brady Street," 24 Oct. 2019 Themes of the skulls include, disco, marigolds and monarch butterflies. Vincent T. Davis,, "Youngsters have a hand in creating Day of the Dead skull for San Antonio exhibition," 19 Oct. 2019 Annual flowers, such as marigolds, can be planted on the ends to dress up your bale. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "Straw Bale Gardening Is Easier Than You Think—Here's What to Know," 30 Jan. 2020 In the middle of the jungle, as the sun comes up, there is a pilgrimage to swim in a healing pool, 100 steps down a ravine, watched over by an ancient Ganesh sitting with his garland of marigolds, eternally guarding the site. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "At Bali's COMO Shambhala, Skip the Wellness Fads in Favor of a True Reboot," 16 Nov. 2019 And marigold is a really happy color and great for the kitchen. Arielle Paul, Los Angeles Times, "Actress Cassidy Freeman’s kitchen celebrates family, friends |My Favorite Room," 28 Sep. 2019 In preparation for Day of the Dead, families will clean and wash the graves of their departed, and decorate them with candles and marigold flowers. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Dia de los Muertos is more than sugar skulls. What it means to Louisville immigrants," 1 Nov. 2019

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

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21 Mar 2020

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“Marigold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of marigold

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


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Kids Definition of marigold

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

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