Also called pot marigold. a composite plant, Calendula officinalis, widely cultivated for its showy, many-rayed orange or yellow flower heads.
the dried florets of this plant, sometimes used medicinally.
any other plant of the genus Calendula.
Historical Examples

Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Symbolic Logic Lewis Carroll
An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art B. L. Hill
A Year in a Lancashire Garden Henry Arthur Bright
White Dandy; or, Master and I Velma Caldwell Melville
A Woman’s Hardy Garden Helena Rutherfurd Ely
White Dandy; or, Master and I Velma Caldwell Melville
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 6 Various

any Eurasian plant of the genus Calendula, esp the pot marigold, having orange-and-yellow rayed flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
the dried flowers of the pot marigold, formerly used medicinally and for seasoning


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