- 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
- a female given name, French form of Margaret.
Examples from the Web for marguerite
“I remember people coming in with a cake to pay the bill,” recalls Cordice's daughter, Marguerite.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
During the time I knew Marguerite, there was only one moment in which I truly felt any compassion for her.
Marguerite Claverie Oswald was, indeed, a difficult and bizarre woman.
Marguerite hoped it would be the prelude to a book she wanted to write, and asked if I could get it published somewhere.
Without missing a beat, Marguerite replied, “That will be another two hundred dollars.”
Marguerite opened the door, and my mother came and pretended to be astonished.
Marguerite helped me to arrange the cups, and I went into the drawing-room.
My mother gave me permission to do so, and our old Marguerite was to accompany us.
You asked me just now what malady it was that killed my poor Marguerite.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Joan and Marguerite see a good deal of each other, you know.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
- 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 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.