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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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  • Fig marigold — Fig Fig (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. {Fico}.] 1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica}) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fig marigold — n. any of a genus (Mesembryanthemum) of fleshy plants of the carpetweed family, with showy flowers, grown in warm, dry climates …   English World dictionary

  • fig-marigold — gulsčioji liežikė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pluoštagėlinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Glottiphyllum depressum), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Glottiphyllum depressum angl. fig marigold šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • fig marigold — noun any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers • Syn: ↑pebble plant • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Hyponyms: ↑ice plant, ↑icicle plant, ↑Mesembryanthemum crystallinum …   Useful english dictionary

  • fig marigold — fig′ mar igold n. pln any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, of the carpetweed family, having showy flowers • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • fig marigold — any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, having showy flowers of white, yellow, or pink. [1725 35] * * * …   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

  • Fig — (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. {Fico}.] 1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica}) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fig dust — Fig Fig (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. {Fico}.] 1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica}) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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