marigold

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English[edit]

The pot marigold, Calendula officinalis.
The French marigold, Tagetes patula.

Etymology[edit]

Mary +‎ gold, from Middle English golde ‎(marigold).

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Noun[edit]

marigold ‎(plural marigolds)

  1. Any garden flower plant of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
  2. Any plant of the genus Tagetes, a flowering plant with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
  3. (UK, genericised brand name, chiefly in the plural, sometimes with capital) A rubber glove, especially one for use in household cleaning.

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Adjective[edit]

marigold ‎(comparative more marigold, superlative most marigold)

  1. Having the color of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.

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