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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“Tagetes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tagetes. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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