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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America;
[syn: African marigold, big marigold, Aztec marigold, Tagetes erecta]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 American plant (Tagetes erecta). African oak or African teak, a timber furnished by Oldfieldia Africana, used in ship building. [1913 Webster] African violet . African-American, see African-American. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

African marigold n 1: a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America [syn: African marigold, big marigold, Aztec marigold, Tagetes erecta]