- a yellow-flowered plant, Caltha palustris, of the buttercup family, growing in marshes and meadows; cowslip.
Origin of marsh marigold
First recorded in 1570–80
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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
In the three oblongs on this page, the marsh-marigold shapes have been used in three ways.Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7)
Hugo B. Froehlich
Pod or simple pistil of Caltha or Marsh-Marigold, which has opened, and shed its seeds.The Elements of Botany
The marsh-marigold shone golden, and the water-plantains spread their candelabra here and there.The Rosery Folk
George Manville Fenn
Others are quite harmless, as the marsh-marigold, so well known as cowslips, or the "greens" of early spring.
- a yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plant, Caltha palustris, that grows in swampy placesAlso called: kingcup, May blobs, (US) cowslip
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