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2 definitions found
 for French marigold
From 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">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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  French marigold
      n 1: strong-scented bushy annual with orange or yellow flower
           heads marked with red; Mexico and Guatemala [syn: French
           marigold, Tagetes patula]

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