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MAR'IGOLD, noun A plant of the genus Calendula, bearing a yellow flower. There are several plants of different genera bearing this name; as the African marigold of the genus Tagetes; corn-marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum; fig-marigold, of the genus Mesembryanthemum; marsh-marigold, of the genus Caltha.