Definition for MAR'I-GOLD

MAR'I-GOLD, n. [It is called in Welsh gold, which is said to be from gol, going round or covering. In D. it is called goudsbloem, gold-flower; in G. ringelblume, ring-flower; in Dan. guldblomst, gold-flower.]

A plant of the genus Calendula, bearing a yellow flower. There are several plants of different genera bearing this name; as, the African marigold, of the genus Tagetes; corn-marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum; fig-marigold, of the genus Mesembryanthemum; marsh-marigold, of the genus Caltha.

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