A pot of yellow chrysanthemums.
chrysanthemum definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Modern Latin ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek chrysanthemon, marigold, literally , golden flower ; from chrysos (see chrysalis) plush anthemon, a flower
chrysanthemum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of numerous, mostly Eurasian plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the composite family, many of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy radiate flower heads.
- A flower head of one of these plants.
Origin: Latin chrȳsanthemum, from Greek khrūsanthemon, gold flower : khrūs-, khrūso-, chryso- + anthemon, flower (from anthos).