Definitions for calendulakəˈlɛn dʒə lə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calendula(noun)

    any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes


  1. calendula(Noun)

    Any plant of the genus Calendula, with yellow or orange flowers, often called marigolds.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calendula(noun)

    a genus of composite herbaceous plants. One species, Calendula officinalis, is the common marigold, and was supposed to blossom on the calends of every month, whence the name

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. L. calendae calends.]


  1. Calendula

    Calendula, marigold, is a genus of about 12–20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants in the daisy family Asteraceae, native to an area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean to Iran. Calendula should not be confused with other plants that are also known as marigolds, such as corn marigold, desert marigold, marsh marigold, or plants of the genus Tagetes. The name "calendula" is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock" or possibly "little weather-glass". The common name "marigold" possibly refers to the Virgin Mary. Claims that its old Saxon or Anglo-Saxon name is 'ymbglidegold' are unsubstantiated, as is the claim that this means 'it turns with the sun'. The most commonly cultivated and used member of the genus is the pot marigold. Herbal and cosmetic products named 'calendula' invariably derive from C. officinalis.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Calendula

    A plant genus of the family ASTERACEAE. Members contain CAROTENOIDS, essential oils (OILS, VOLATILE), flavonoids, mucilage, SAPONINS, and STEROLS. The plants are used both topically and internally. The common name of Marigold is also used for TAGETES.

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