Meaning of marigold

mar•i•gold

Pronunciation: (mar'i-gōld"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several chiefly golden-flowered composite plants, esp. of the genus Tagetes, as T. erecta, having strong-scented foliage and yielding an oil that repels root parasites.
  2. any of several unrelated plants, esp. of the genus Calendula, as C. officinalis, the pot marigold.
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