any of several chiefly golden-flowered composite plants, especially of the genus Tagetes, as T. erecta, having strong-scented foliage and yielding an oil that repels root parasites.
any of several unrelated plants, especially of the genus Calendula, as C. officinalis, the pot marigold.
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How to use marigold in a sentence
From the top, stare out at the glacially-carved Schoodic Peninsula and dozens of small islets sprinkled across the Atlantic as the sun turns from periwinkle to brilliant marigold.
It was anything but a typical day in the park, but as I watched the sky fade from marigold to coral to rosebud, I sensed a deep feeling of calm come over me, one that never would have occurred had I spent the day crushing big miles.
Families build altars with photos of their loved ones decorated with candles, sugar skulls, marigold flowers and food.Photos: Sherman Heights Residents, Community Celebrate Diá De Los Muertos | Adriana Heldiz | November 4, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
If you have access to multiple marigold varieties, consider trying them all to discover your favorites.
All varieties of marigold have edible petals, but they don’t all taste the same.
It was mostly covered by a safety orange balaclava, which she had paired with a marigold yellow lace sundress.Amnesty International’s Pussy Riot Concert: Balaclavas and Punk Rockers | Robin Givhan | August 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Darry and Burd were planning another trip on the marigold, and so had little time to give to the girl chums of Roselawn.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
That folding wireless staff you use on the marigold is repeated right on the top of that tower.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
I do not think this is the flower, because there is no proof, as far as I know, that it was called marigold in Shakespeare's time.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
At the verge of the water, a thick green plant of marsh-marigold has one or two great golden flowers open.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
Butter is often colored with annatto, saffron, turmeric, marigold or coal-tar colors.Detection of the Common Food Adulterants | Edwin M. Bruce
British Dictionary definitions for marigold
any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes, esp T. erecta (African marigold) and T. patula (French marigold), cultivated for their yellow or orange flower heads and strongly scented foliage: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various similar or related plants, such as the marsh marigold, pot marigold, bur marigold, and fig marigold
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