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 1b
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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