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marguerite

[mahr-guh-reet] /ˌmɑr gəˈrit/
noun
1.
Also called Paris daisy. the European daisy, Bellis perennis.
2.
any of several daisylike flowers, especially Chrysanthemum frutescens, cultivated for its numerous white-rayed, yellow-centered flowers.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: daisy, pearl < Latin margarīta pearl < Greek; see margarite

Marguerite

[mahr-guh-reet; French mar-guh-reet] /ˌmɑr gəˈrit; French mar gəˈrit/
noun
1.
a female given name, French form of Margaret.
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marguerite

/ˌmɑːɡəˈriːt/
noun
1.
a cultivated garden plant, Chrysanthemum frutescens, whose flower heads have white or pale yellow rays around a yellow disc: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
any of various related plants with daisy-like flowers, esp C. leucanthemum
Word Origin
C19: from French: daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, from Greek margaritēs, from margaron
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Word Origin and History for marguerite
n.

"oxeye daisy," 1866, from French marguerite (see Margaret). "According to French etymologists, this use of F. marguerite is not from the personal name, but comes directly from the sense 'pearl.' " [OED] In Middle English, margaret "a daisy" is attested from early 15c.

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