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tagetes

Line breaks: ta|getes
Pronunciation: /təˈdʒiːtiːz
 
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Definition of tagetes in English:

noun

A plant of the genus Tagetes in the daisy family, especially (in gardening) an African or French marigold.
Example sentences
  • Plant tagetes as a pest-deterrent around your vegetable crops.
  • African and French marigolds - tagetes - are also edible, the flowers and leaves providing a touch of lemon to savoury dishes.
  • I presume that you wish to grow saffron for household culinary use and, if this is the case, may I suggest that you substitute either calendula petals or those of tagetes when cooking.

Origin

modern Latin, from Latin Tages, the name of an Etruscan god.

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