Also called Paris daisy. the European daisy, Bellis perennis.
any of several daisylike flowers, especially Chrysanthemum frutescens, cultivated for its numerous white-rayed, yellow-centered flowers.

1865–70; < French: daisy, pearl < Latin margarīta pearl < Greek; see margarite Unabridged


[mahr-guh-reet; French mar-guh-reet]
a female given name, French form of Margaret. Unabridged
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marguerite (ˌmɑːɡəˈriːt)
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
[C19: from French: daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, from Greek margaritēs, from margaron]

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As marguerite mounts the scaffold, a chorus of angels announces that she has been saved.
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