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marsh marigold

a yellow-flowered plant, Caltha palustris, of the buttercup family, growing in marshes and meadows; cowslip.
Origin of marsh marigold
1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At the verge of the water, a thick green plant of marsh-marigold has one or two great golden flowers open.

    The Hills and the Vale Richard Jefferies
  • Pod or simple pistil of Caltha or marsh-marigold, which has opened, and shed its seeds.

  • The marsh-marigold is Caltha palustris and belongs with the buttercup and wind-flower to the Crowfoot Family.

    The Spring of the Year Dallas Lore Sharp
  • The marsh-marigold shone golden, and the water-plantains spread their candelabra here and there.

    The Rosery Folk George Manville Fenn
  • In the three oblongs on this page, the marsh-marigold shapes have been used in three ways.

  • Others are quite harmless, as the marsh-marigold, so well known as cowslips, or the "greens" of early spring.

  • The marsh-marigold leaf will answer, or you can cut out water-lily leaves from oak or maple.

  • Look at the sketch of the marsh-marigold, and then at the small drawings at the right.

  • See how the belly shines, here as yellow as a marsh-marigold, and there as white as a foam-flower.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • The centre of the eyot is yellow with patches of marsh-marigold in the hot spring days.

British Dictionary definitions for marsh-marigold

marsh marigold

a yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plant, Caltha palustris, that grows in swampy places Also called kingcup, May blobs, (US) cowslip
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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