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calendula

[kuh-len-juh-luh] /kəˈlɛn dʒə lə/
noun
1.
Also called pot marigold. a composite plant, Calendula officinalis, widely cultivated for its showy, many-rayed orange or yellow flower heads.
2.
the dried florets of this plant, sometimes used medicinally.
3.
any other plant of the genus Calendula.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Medieval Latin, equivalent to Latin calend(ae) calends + -ula -ule
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calendula

/kæˈlɛndjʊlə/
noun
1.
any Eurasian plant of the genus Calendula, esp the pot marigold, having orange-and-yellow rayed flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
the dried flowers of the pot marigold, formerly used medicinally and for seasoning
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin, from Latin kalendaecalends; perhaps from its supposed efficacy in curing menstrual disorders
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