A bright orange calendula.
calendula definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Calendula) of plants of the composite family, with yellow or orange flowers, esp. the pot marigold
Origin: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin kalendae, calends: probably because the plants flower in most months
calendula definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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: Medieval Latin, marigold, from Latin kalendae, calends; see Calends .