Calendula meaning

kə-lĕnjə-lə
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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.
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Any of a genus (Calendula) of plants of the composite family, with yellow or orange flowers, esp. the pot marigold.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — the calendulas, often called marigolds.
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(botany) Any plant of the genus Calendula, with yellow or orange flowers, often called marigolds.
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Origin of calendula

  • Medieval Latin marigold from Latin kalendae calends calends

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, diminutive of calendae. See calends.

    From Wiktionary