[ 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.


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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. 2020

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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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