- A plant of the genus Tagetes in the daisy family, especially (in gardening) an African or French marigold.More 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.
modern Latin, from Latin Tages, the name of an Etruscan god.