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 Grow goji berry, luffa gourd, and long bean on trellises; plant marigolds and celosia along the edges for garnishing. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, "How to Grow the Right Edible Garden for Every Space," 14 Apr. 2020 So her inky eggplant (Burnt Toast), marigold (Nicotine), and off-white (Flummery) colors were used to complement the wallpaper. Robert Rufino, House Beautiful, "A Rita Konig-Designed Kitchen with Violet Marble and Botanical Walls," 9 Mar. 2020 With the warmer weather upon us, Dennis said the pots seeded with marigolds and zinnia should start to bloom within a week or two. Fox News, "America Together: Cape Cod community delivers plants to homebound seniors during coronavirus," 15 Apr. 2020 Tagetes These marigolds can grow from 6 inches to 4 feet and in a variety of warm autumn colors including maroon, orange, yellow, and cream. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "18 Summer Flowers That Can Take The Heat," 27 July 2016 Get a seed-starter kit Tender plants, including tomatoes, basil and peppers, or flowers such as marigolds, moon vine and salvia, can be started indoors and planted outdoors in pots or window boxes later in the spring, says Warhurst. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined," 1 Apr. 2020 Adults laughing at protesting kids planting marigolds on a city sidewalk. Audrey Cooper,, "Year in Photos: The editors’ debate over the cover photo," 14 Dec. 2019 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

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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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30 May 2020

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“Marigold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 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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