A bright orange calendula.
any of a genus (Calendula) of plants of the composite family, with yellow or orange flowers, esp. the pot marigold
Origin of calendulaModern Latin ; from Classical Latin kalendae, calends: probably because the plants flower in most months
A Mediterranean annual plant (Calendula officinalis) in the composite family, widely cultivated for its showy, yellow or orange, rayed flower heads that were formerly used in medicine, coloring, and flavoring of food. Also called pot marigold.
Origin of calendulaMedieval Latin, marigold, from Latin kalendae, calends; see Calends .
- (botany) Any plant of the genus Calendula, with yellow or orange flowers, often called marigolds.