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marigold (n.)

popular name of several plants with golden or bright yellow flowers, late 14c., marygolde, from Mary (probably a reference to the Virgin) + gold, for color. The Old English name for the flower was simply golde. Compare Dutch goudbloom, German Goldblume. As a color name, by 1770.

updated on November 25, 2018

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Definitions of marigold from WordNet

marigold (n.)
any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers;
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