Definition of marsh marigold in English:

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marsh marigold

Pronunciation: /ˈmärSH ˌmerəˌɡōld/


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A plant of the buttercup family that has large yellow flowers and grows in damp ground and shallow water, native to north temperate regions. Also called cowslip.
  • Caltha palustris, family Ranunculaceae.
Example sentences
  • Spring flowers which can be spotted in the wood at this time of year include the yellow celandine, marsh marigold and wood anemone (also known as wind flower).
  • Spring and early summer is also the best time to enjoy the varied colours of waterside plants including marsh marigold, water mint and yellow spearwort which is a sort of aquatic buttercup.
  • Early spring brings the bright yellow flowers of marsh marigold - followed, as the seasons progress, by woolly sedge, false nettle, swamp aster, water horehound, and swamp goldenrod.

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Syllabification: marsh mar·i·gold

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