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What does marigold mean?
A marigold is a bright orange or yellow flower.
The name marigold can be used for any plant in the genus Tagetes. The plants are known for their flowers and fragrant leaves.
Marigolds are often planted in gardens and are known to attract pollinators. Marigold flowers have cultural significance in Mexico and India, where they are often used for celebrations. Marigolds are also sometimes used in herbal medicine and even in cooking—most marigold flowers are edible.
Example: I planted marigolds next to my cabbages this year.
Where does marigold come from?
The first records of the word marigold come from the 1300s. It comes from Middle English and is composed of the name Mary (in reference to Mary, the mother of Jesus) and the word gold (in reference to the color of the flowers).
Marigold varieties are native to North America and South America. Most marigolds are annual plants that bloom throughout the summer season, but some species are perennial, meaning they have a longer life cycle than just a season.
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How is marigold used in real life?
Marigolds are popular garden flowers and are associated with certain events and ceremonies in India and in Mexico, like Dia de Los Muertos. The word marigold is also used in the names of other unrelated plant species.
Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is celebrated today and tomorrow. It's all about honoring the memories of loved ones who have passed on. Did you know the flower traditionally used is the marigold? Tradition has it that their bright colors and scent guide the spirits. pic.twitter.com/Tkb0sE9d7b
— Capital Vacations (@CapitalVacays) November 1, 2018
🌿zinnias + marigolds pic.twitter.com/yBGzSIIwIU
— Chakayla Taylor-Sykes (@chakaylajtaylor) September 13, 2021
Some plants in the @cumbriawildlife garden have taken a pasting from the frosty weather but the Marsh-marigolds, lighting up the pond edges, remain resolutely robust, their buds like fists, ready for whatever life throws at them. A welcome sight for bumblebees braving the cold. pic.twitter.com/YYfB4kxWkR
— Julia Sier (@GardenerSier) April 7, 2021
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True or False?
Marigold flowers are usually edible.
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
All varieties of marigold have edible petals, but they don’t all taste the same.
If you have access to multiple marigold varieties, consider trying them all to discover your favorites.
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|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.
That folding wireless staff you use on the Marigold is repeated right on the top of that tower.
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