AskDefine | Define marigold

Dictionary Definition

marigold n : any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

User Contributed Dictionary



Mari- from Mary + -gold from Middle English golde "marigold".



  1. Any garden flower plant of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
  2. Any plant of the genus Tagetes, a flowering plant with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.



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Extensive Definition

Marigold may refer to:
Flowering plants in the family Asteraceae in the following genera:
Species with the common name marigold include members of the Asteraceae as well as other plant families. In the Asteraceae:
In other plant families:
Place names, such as:
Marigold is found in literature and entertainment:
Marigolds are found in celebrations:
Marigolds are found in slang terminology:
  • In British English (colloquial):
    • A Marigold is a rubber glove, especially a yellow or orange one one used for washing dishes.
marigold in Japanese: マリーゴールド (曖昧さ回避)
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