African marigold
Marigold Mar"i*gold, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the {Calendula officinalis} (see {Calendula}), and the cultivated species of {Tagetes}. [1913 Webster]

Note: There are several yellow-flowered plants of different genera bearing this name; as, the {African marigold} or {French marigold} of the genus {Tagetes}, of which several species and many varieties are found in gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from South America and Mexico: {bur marigold}, of the genus {Bidens}; {corn marigold}, of the genus {Chrysanthemum} ({Chrysanthemum segetum}, a pest in the cornfields of Italy); {fig marigold}, of the genus {Mesembryanthemum}; {marsh marigold}, of the genus {Caltha} ({Caltha palustris}), commonly known in America as the {cowslip}. See {Marsh Marigold}. [1913 Webster]

{Marigold window}. (Arch.) See {Rose window}, under {Rose}. [1913 Webster]


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  • African marigold — African Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African marigold — noun a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America • Syn: ↑big marigold, ↑Aztec marigold, ↑Tagetes erecta • Hypernyms: ↑marigold * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A …   Useful english dictionary

  • African marigold — didysis serentis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Tagetes erecta), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tagetes erecta angl. African marigold; Aztec …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African marigold — a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads. Also called Aztec marigold. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • Marigold — Mar i*gold, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the {Calendula officinalis} (see {Calendula}), and the cultivated species of {Tagetes}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several yellow flowered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marigold window — Marigold Mar i*gold, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.) A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms, especially the {Calendula officinalis} (see {Calendula}), and the cultivated species of {Tagetes}. [1913 Webster] Note: There are several yellow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African — Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a tropical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African hemp — African Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African oak — African Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African teak — African Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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