Marigold meaning

mărĭ-gōld, mâr-
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Any of various American plants of the genus Tagetes of the composite family, widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers.
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Any of several plants related to the marigold or having similar flowers, such as the marsh marigold.
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Any of several other plants, usually of the composite family, as the pot marigold.
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Any garden flower plant of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
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Any plant of the genus Tagetes, a flowering plant with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
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Having the color of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.
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Origin of marigold

  • Middle English Mari Mary (ultimately from Greek Maria marionette) golde marigold (from Old English) (probably akin to gold)

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

  • Mary +"Ž gold, from Middle English golde (“marigold").

    From Wiktionary