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calendula vs. marigold

[ kuh-len-juh-luh ]
  1. a composite plant, Calendula officinalis, widely cultivated for its showy, many-rayed orange or yellow flower heads.
  2. the dried florets of this plant, sometimes used medicinally.
  3. any other plant of the genus Calendula.
[ mar-i-gohld ]
  1. 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.
  2. any of several unrelated plants, especially of the genus Calendula, as C. officinalis, the pot marigold.

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