African marigold

noun
a stout branching annual with large yellow to orange flower heads; Mexico and Central America
Hypernyms: ↑marigold

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a stout branching annual herb (Tagetes erecta) with flower heads two to four inches across and yellow to orange in color

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a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads. Also called Aztec marigold.
[1830-40]

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African marigold,
a common variety of marigold, larger than the French marigold.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • African marigold — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African marigold — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African marigold — didysis serentis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Tagetes erecta), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Tagetes erecta angl. African marigold; Aztec …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African marigold — a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads. Also called Aztec marigold. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marigold window — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African hemp — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African oak — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African teak — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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