marigold definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various American plants of the genus Tagetes, widely cultivated due to their showy yellowish or orange plants.
    • any one of several flowers linked to the marigold or having comparable plants, like the marsh marigold.
    • Any garden flower plant associated with the genus Calendula, with orange, yellow or reddish blossoms.
    • Any plant associated with genus Tagetes, a flowering plant with orange, yellow or reddish blossoms.
    • A name for all plants with golden yellow flowers, especially the Calendula officinalis (see calendula), additionally the cultivated types of Tagetes.
    • Properly, a composite plant of either of this genera Calendula and Tagetes.
    • a bit of gold money: so called from the color.
    • any one of numerous exotic US flowers of genus Tagetes extensively cultivated with their showy yellow or orange blossoms
  • adjective:
    • getting the colour of marigolds, a bright yellowish-orange hue.

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