- daisy (sense )
- any of several cultivated chrysanthemums (esp. Chrysanthemum frutescens) with a single flower
- any of various daisylike plants of the composite family
Origin of margueriteFr, a pearl, daisy: see Margaret
Origin of Margueritesee Margaret
- Either of two cultivated plants of the composite family, Argyranthemum (or Chrysanthemum) frutescens originally of the Canary Islands, or C. leucanthemum originally of Eurasia, having flower heads with white, pink, or yellow rays. Also called Paris daisy.
- Any of several similar or related plants having daisylike flowers.
Origin of margueriteFrench, from Old French margarite, daisy, pearl, from Latin margar&imacron;ta, pearl, from Greek margar&imacron;t&emacron;s; see margarite.
- An oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).
From French marguerite
- A female given name borrowed from France in the 1860s.