Definition of calendula in English:

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calendula

Pronunciation: /kəˈlɛndjʊlə/

noun

A Mediterranean plant of a genus that includes the common or pot marigold.
  • Genus Calendula, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • The calendula or pot marigold is a symbol of sunny days with good health, joy, and affection.
  • These include sweet peas. calendulas, poppies and larkspur.
  • Keep an eye out for them on clematis, calendulas, chrysanthemums and zinnias.

Origin

Modern Latin, diminutive of calendae (see calends); perhaps because it flowers for most of the year.

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