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marguerite (flower)

Definition:

a tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

marguerites

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species] | Leucanthemum vulgare [species] | moon daisy | ox-eyed daisy | oxeye daisy | white daisy | C. leucanthemum [abbreviation, species] | L. vulgare [abbreviation, species]

Etymology:

Middle English from Old French Margarete from Latin margarita, a pearl from...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of marguerite...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Leucanthemum vulgare [species] | oxeye daisy

a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia. It's one of a number of Asteraceae family plants to be called a 'daisy,' and has the vernacular names common daisy, dog daisy, moon daisy, and ox-eye daisy. Leucanthemum ... (42 of 681 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Leucanthemum vulgare

Britannica Encyclopedia:

daisy [plant] | Leucanthemum vulgare [species] | Bellis perennis [species]

any of several species of garden plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. The name daisy commonly denotes the oxeye daisy and the English, or true, ... (25 of 258 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/149989​/daisy

New World Dictionary:

daisy | daisies [plural] | Daisy | oxeye daisy [United States, sense-specific] | Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species, sense-specific]

[United States] a common plant of the composite family, bearing flowers with white rays around a yellow disk; oxeye daisy | any similar member of the ... (25 of 71 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/daisy

Merriam-Webster:

daisy | daisies [plural] | Daisy [sense-specific] | English daisy [sense-specific] | oxeye daisy [sense-specific] | Chrysanthemum [sense-specific] | Bellis perennis [species, sense-specific] | Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species, sense-specific] | beaut [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a composite plant (as of the genera Bellis) having a flower head with ... | the flower head of a daisy | a first-rate person or thing | "Daisy": a ... (27 of 246 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/daisy

Columbia Encyclopedia:

daisy | Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species] | marguerite

name for several common wildflowers of the family Asteraceae (aster family). The daisy of literature, the true daisy, is "Bellis perennis", called in ... (23 of 197 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0814503​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

daisy | daisies [plural] | oxeye daisy [sense-specific] | white daisy [sense-specific] | English daisy [sense-specific] | Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species, sense-specific] | Bellis perennis [species, sense-specific]

Any of several plants of the composite family, especially a widely ... | A low-growing European plant "(Bellis perennis") having flower heads with ... (22 of 98 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/daisy

Random House Dictionary:

oxeye daisy | Chrysanthemum leucanthemum [species]

a composite plant having flowers with white rays and a yellow disk. (12 of 16 words)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/oxeye-daisy

Collins Dictionary:

moon daisy | daisy

a Eurasian composite plant, "Leucanthemum vulgare" having flower heads with a yellow centre and white outer rays Same as "daisy" (20 of 188 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/moon-daisy

Oxford Dictionary:

ox-eye daisy | moon daisy [synonym] | marguerite [synonym] | Leucanthemum vulgare [species] | Compositae [family, member of]

a Eurasian daisy which has large white flowers with yellow centres. | (11 of 40 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ox--eye-daisy

Wiktionary:

oxeye daisy | oxeye daisies [plural] | marguerite [synonym] | white oxeye daisy [synonym] | Leucanthemum vulgare [species] | marguerites [plural]

A widespread flowering plant native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia, Leucanthemum vulgare. (14 of 15 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/oxeye daisy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

marguerite [countable] | marguerites [plural]

a plant with white or pale yellow flowers with a bright yellow centre (13 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/marguerite

Cambridge Dictionary:

flower [entry 1]

the part of a plant which is often brightly coloured with a pleasant smell, or the type of plant that produces these (22 of 35 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flower 1

flower [entry 2, literary]

to develop completely and become obvious (6 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flower 2

flower [entry 3]

to produce flowers (3 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/flower 3

Encarta Dictionary:

daisy | daisies [plural] | English daisy [plants, United States, sense-specific] | English daisies [plants, United States, sense-specific, plural] | oxeye daisy [plants, sense-specific] | oxeye daisies [plants, sense-specific, plural]

a tall flowering plant. Flowers: large white petals around a yellow center. ... | a low-growing wild plant, with cultivated varieties. Flowers: white ... (22 of 105 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602449​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

marguerite

Origin: Middle English from Old French Margarete from Latin margarita, a pearl from Greek margaritēs from margaron, a pearl, ... (18 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/marguerite

American Heritage Dictionary:

marguerite

Origin: French, from Old French margarite, daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see "margarite".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/marguerite

Collins Dictionary:

marguerite

First use: 19th century

Origin: from French: daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, from Greek margaritēs, from margaron

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/marguerite

Oxford Dictionary:

marguerite

Origin: early 17th century: French equivalent of the given name Margaret

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/marguerite

Merriam-Webster:

marguerite

First use: 1611

Origin: French, from Middle French margarite pearl, daisy

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/marguerite

Wiktionary:

marguerite | marguerites [plural]

Origin: French marguerite

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/marguerite

Encarta Dictionary:

marguerite | marguerites [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: French from the name Marguerite

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861628406​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

marguerite

Audio: British English pronunciation of "marguerite"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/marguerite

Macmillan British Dictionary:

marguerite [countable] | marguerites [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "marguerite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/marguerite

Macmillan American Dictionary:

marguerite [countable] | marguerites [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "marguerite"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/marguerite

the Free Dictionary:

marguerite

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "marguerite"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "marguerite" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/marguerite

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

marguerite

Audio: North American pronunciation of "marguerite"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=margue​01 word=marguerite

YourDictionary Audio:

marguerite

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "marguerite" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/marguerite

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