marsh marigold

Origin of marsh marigold

First recorded in 1570–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for marsh marigold

Historical Examples of marsh marigold

  • 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

  • In the three oblongs on this page, the marsh-marigold shapes have been used in three ways.

  • Pod or simple pistil of Caltha or Marsh-Marigold, which has opened, and shed its seeds.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for marsh marigold

marsh marigold

  1. a yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plant, Caltha palustris, that grows in swampy placesAlso called: kingcup, May blobs, (US) cowslip
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