from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various American plants of the genus Tagetes, widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers.
- n. Any of several plants related to the marigold or having similar flowers, such as the marsh marigold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any garden flower plant of the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
- n. Any plant of the genus Tagetes, a flowering plant with orange, yellow or reddish flowers.
- adj. Having the color of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the Calendula officinalis (see calendula), and the cultivated species of Tagetes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Properly, a composite plant of either of the genera Calendula and Tagetes.
- n. A piece of gold money: so called from its color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers
Middle English : Mari, Mary, ultimately from Greek Maria; see marionette + golde, marigold (from Old English golde; probably akin to gold).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Mary + gold, from Middle English golde ("marigold"). (Wiktionary)