• synonyms


[ kuh-len-juh-luh ]
/ kəˈlɛn dʒə lə /


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.

Nearby words

calendar year, calendarize, calender, calendering, calends, calendula, calenture, calesa, calescent, calexico, calf

Origin of calendula

1870–75; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin calend(ae) calends + -ula -ule Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for calendula

British Dictionary definitions for calendula


/ (kæˈlɛndjʊlə) /


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

Word Origin for calendula

C19: from Medieval Latin, from Latin kalendae calends; perhaps from its supposed efficacy in curing menstrual disorders
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012