chrysanthemum[kri san′t̸hə məm, -zan′-]
A pot of yellow chrysanthemums.
- any of a genus (Chrysanthemum) of plants of the composite family, cultivated for their showy flowers which bloom in late summer and fall in a variety of colors, most commonly yellow, white, red, or purple
- the flower
Origin of chrysanthemumModern Latin ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek chrysanthemon, marigold, literally , golden flower ; from chrysos (see chrysalis) + anthemon, a flower
- Any of various plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the composite family, native chiefly to East Asia, several of which are widely cultivated as ornamentals for their showy radiate flower heads.
- A flower head of one of these plants.
Origin of chrysanthemumLatin chr&ymacron;santhemum, from Greek khrūsanthemon, gold flower : khrūs-, khrūso-, chryso- + anthemon, flower (from anthos).
From Ancient Greek χρυσός (khrusos, “gold”) and ἄνθεμον (anthemon, “flower”), from ἄνθος (anthos, “flower”).