tagetes

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

Definition of tagetes

  1. 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 1b

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

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Origin and Etymology of tagetes

New Latin, probably after Tages, an ancient Etruscan deity


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