tagetes

noun
tage·​tes | \ˈtajəˌtēz, təˈjet(ˌ)ēz\

Definition of tagetes 

1 capitalized : a genus of strong-scented tropical American herbs (family Compositae) having opposite pinnatifid leaves and showy heads of flowers with yellow or orange rays — see marigold sense 1b

2 plural tagetes\"\ : any plant of the genus Tagetes

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History and Etymology for tagetes

New Latin, probably after Tages, an ancient Etruscan deity

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