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fig marigold

  1. any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, having showy flowers of white, yellow, or pink.
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Origin of fig marigold

First recorded in 1725–35
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Historical Examples of fig marigold

  • The principal genus in this order is that of Mesembryanthemum, the Fig-marigold.

    Botany for Ladies

    Jane Loudon

British Dictionary definitions for fig marigold

fig marigold

  1. an erect species of mesembryanthemum, M. tricolor, grown as a garden annual for its red-orange flowers with yellow centres
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