pot marigold

noun

: a calendula (Calendula officinalis) grown especially for ornament

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Calendula: Also called pot marigold, this blossom lends a verdant, almost medicinal bitterness. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pot marigold was in 1760

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“Pot marigold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20marigold. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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