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[mahr-guh-reet] /ˌmɑr gəˈrit/

Also called Paris daisy. the European daisy, Bellis perennis.
any of several daisylike flowers, especially Chrysanthemum frutescens, cultivated for its numerous white-rayed, yellow-centered flowers.
[mahr-guh-reet; French mar-guh-reet] /ˌmɑr gəˈrit; French mar gəˈrit/
a female given name, French form of .
a cultivated garden plant, Chrysanthemum frutescens, whose flower heads have white or pale yellow rays around a yellow disc: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various related plants with daisy-like flowers, esp C. leucanthemum

“oxeye daisy,” 1866, from French marguerite (see Margaret). “According to French etymologists, this use of F. marguerite is not from the personal name, but comes directly from the sense ‘pearl.’ ” [OED] In Middle English, margaret “a daisy” is attested from early 15c.


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