- Also called pot marigold. a composite plant, Calendula officinalis, widely cultivated for its showy, many-rayed orange or yellow flower heads.
- the dried florets of this plant, sometimes used medicinally.
- any other plant of the genus Calendula.
Origin of calendula
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Examples from the Web for calendula
When you cut your finger, you will find Tincture of Calendula useful.Symbolic Logic
Calendula (Pot Marigold), all shades of yellow; mid-July until killed by frost.A Woman's Hardy Garden
Helena Rutherfurd Ely
When the matter gets thick 'nd white it's better to inject the glycerine, calendula and water again.
She said they filed the teeth and wet her tongue and mouth with a lotion made of calendula and water.
Was the mysterious flower, as some suggest, a Calendula (Marygold), or an Aster?A Year in a Lancashire Garden
Henry Arthur Bright
- any Eurasian plant of the genus Calendula, esp the pot marigold, having orange-and-yellow rayed flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
- the dried flowers of the pot marigold, formerly used medicinally and for seasoning
C19: from Medieval Latin, from Latin kalendae calends; perhaps from its supposed efficacy in curing menstrual disorders
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