Pronunciation: (mar'i-gōld"),[key] —n. 1. any of several chiefly golden-flowered composite plants, esp. of the genus Tagetes, as T. erecta, having strong-scented foliage and yielding an oil that repels root parasites.
2. any of several unrelated plants, esp. of the genus Calendula, as C. officinalis, the pot marigold.