marsh marigold

noun

: a swamp herb (Caltha palustris) of the buttercup family that occurs in Europe and North America and has bright yellow flowers

called also cowslip, kingcup

Examples of marsh marigold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Violets, wild geraniums, and marsh marigolds aren’t far behind. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 23 Mar. 2023 Lesser celandine can be easily confused with marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), a native plant found in wetland habitats and in some home gardens with moist areas. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 25 Mar. 2023 Lesser celandine can be easily confused with marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) — a native plant found in wetland habitats and in some home gardens with moist areas. Tim Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 1 May 2022 That stretch also passes through the Butler Lake Flynn's Spring State Natural Area, a good spot for seeing marsh marigold. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Apr. 2022 Lesser celandine can be easily confused with marsh marigold (Caltha palustris), a native plant found in wetland habitats and also planted in some gardens with moist areas. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 2 May 2021 But also hickory, chestnut, elms and birches, and joe-pye weed, aster, marsh marigold, skunk cabbage, snakeweed. Matthew Cicanese and Erika Reiter, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2020 Where the ground is mushy and damp, look for frilly bundles of false hellebore that sprout head-high flower stalks in summertime and the delicate blooms of marsh marigolds, aquatic buttercups, prairie smoke and berry-laden shrubs. Mare Czinar, azcentral, 11 June 2020 Also in attendance: ferns, marsh marigold and copious amounts of a kind of skunk cabbage that looks like spinach that has received a lot of encouragement. New York Times, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of marsh marigold was in 1578

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marsh marigold

noun
: a swamp herb related to the buttercups and having bright yellow flowers and round shiny leaves

called also cowslip

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