Definition of marigold in English:


Syllabification: mar·i·gold
Pronunciation: /ˈmariˌgōld


  • 1A plant of the daisy family, typically with yellow, orange, or copper-brown flowers, that is widely cultivated as an ornamental.
    • Genera Tagetes (the French and African marigolds) and Calendula (the common (or pot) marigold), family Compositae
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    • Dark-leafed Heuchera ‘Palace Purple’ and bright orange pot marigold add contrast and stop the group looking wishy-washy.
    • Fast-growing annuals such as nasturtium, candytuft and pot marigold can still be sown.
    • Poppies, sweet peas, pot marigold and gilia are all waiting in our yard for attention.
  • 1.1Used in names of other plants with yellow flowers, e.g., corn marigold, marsh marigold.


late Middle English: from the given name Mary (probably referring to the Virgin) + dialect gold, denoting the corn or garden marigold in Old English.

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