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MARIGOLD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does marigold mean? 

MARIGOLD (noun)
  The noun MARIGOLD has 1 sense:

1. any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

  Familiarity information: MARIGOLD used as a noun is very rare.


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MARIGOLD (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various tropical American plants of the genus Tagetes widely cultivated for their showy yellow or orange flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("marigold" is a kind of...):

flower (a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "marigold"):

African marigold; Aztec marigold; big marigold; Tagetes erecta (a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America)

French marigold; Tagetes patula (strong-scented bushy annual with orange or yellow flower heads marked with red; Mexico and Guatemala)

Holonyms ("marigold" is a member of...):

genus Tagetes; Tageteste (marigolds)


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