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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At the event, when the salad course arrived and there were marigold petals sprinkled across the top, Julia warbled to me that the flower garnish had been her delicious idea. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 The elevated beds enable Rocci to stand or sit while tending tomatoes, basil and arugula intermingled with nasturtiums, marigolds and sweet peas. Emily Young,, "Making sure Mom and Dad can age in their own space," 15 June 2018 What's in instead this summer is a sunny tone the approximate color of a lemon rind that had a baby with a marigold flower., "Can We Please Not Call It "Gen Z Yellow"?," 17 May 2018 Keep your look cool and trendy by adding a pair of marigold beaded statement earrings, like these favorites from Anthropologie’s amazing jewelry section. Kami Phillips,, "3 Ridiculously Cute Outfits You Should Wear For July 4th Weekend," 25 June 2018 The other advantage of marigolds are the flower petals, which are not only colorful, but also edible and a perfect highlight to scatter into salads. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "‘Goat’ herb garden always within convenient kitchen reach," 22 June 2018 Perennials: Salvia, lantana, iris, four o’clock, paperwhites, mint marigold. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, "The deer-proof plants you should plant this spring," 11 May 2018 In mid-August plant transplants of zinnias, marigolds and celosias that are in bud but not yet in bloom. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Here’s your gardening to-do list for the second part of the summer," 11 July 2018 He was seated next to Natalia Vodianova, who let out an audible gasp and clutched her heart when a marigold dress came out. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Valentino's Magical Couture Week Closer Leaves Tracee Ellis Ross in Tears," 5 July 2018

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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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