[ mahr-guh-reet ]
/ ˌmɑr gəˈrit /


Also called Paris daisy. the European daisy, Bellis perennis.
any of several daisylike flowers, especially Chrysanthemum frutescens, cultivated for its numerous white-rayed, yellow-centered flowers.

Origin of marguerite

1865–70; < French: daisy, pearl < Latin margarīta pearl < Greek; see margarite

Definition for marguerite (2 of 2)


[ mahr-guh-reet; French mar-guh-reet ]
/ ˌmɑr gəˈrit; French mar gəˈrit /


a female given name, French form of Margaret. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for marguerite


/ (ˌmɑːɡəˈriːt) /


a cultivated garden plant, Chrysanthemum frutescens, whose flower heads have white or pale yellow rays around a yellow disc: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various related plants with daisy-like flowers, esp C. leucanthemum

Word Origin for marguerite

C19: from French: daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, from Greek margaritēs, from margaron
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Word Origin and History for marguerite



"oxeye daisy," 1866, from French marguerite (see Margaret). "According to French etymologists, this use of F. marguerite is not from the personal name, but comes directly from the sense 'pearl.' " [OED] In Middle English, margaret "a daisy" is attested from early 15c.

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