Definition of calendula in English:


Syllabification: ca·len·du·la
Pronunciation: /kəˈlenjələ, kəˈlendyo͞olə


  • A Mediterranean plant of a genus that includes the common (or pot) marigold.
    • Genus Calendula, family Compositae
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    • 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.


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

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