cowslip


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

marsh marigold \marsh mar"i*gold\ (m[aum]rsh
   m[a^]r"[i^]*g[-o]ld). (Bot.)
   A perennial plant of the genus Caltha (Caltha palustris),
   growing in wet places and bearing bright yellow flowers. In
   the United States it is used as a pot herb under the name of
   cowslip. See Cowslip.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Marigold \Mar"i*gold\, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.)
   A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms,
   especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and
   the cultivated species of Tagetes.
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   Note: There are several yellow-flowered plants of different
         genera bearing this name; as, the African marigold or
         French marigold of the genus Tagetes, of which
         several species and many varieties are found in
         gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from
         South America and Mexico: bur marigold, of the genus
         Bidens; corn marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum
         (Chrysanthemum segetum, a pest in the cornfields of
         Italy); fig marigold, of the genus
         Mesembryanthemum; marsh marigold, of the genus
         Caltha (Caltha palustris), commonly known in
         America as the cowslip. See Marsh Marigold.
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   Marigold window. (Arch.) See Rose window, under Rose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cowslip \Cow"slip`\ (-sl[i^]p`), n. [AS. c[=u]slyppe,
   c[=u]sloppe, prob. orig., cow's droppings. Cf. Slop, n.]
   (Bot.)
   1. A common flower in England (Primula veris) having yellow
      blossoms and appearing in early spring. It is often
      cultivated in the United States.
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   2. In the United States, the marsh marigold ({Caltha
      palustris}), appearing in wet places in early spring and
      often used as a pot herb. It is nearer to a buttercup than
      to a true cowslip. See Illust. of Marsh marigold.
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   American cowslip (Bot.), a pretty flower of the West
      (Dodecatheon Meadia), belonging to the same order
      (Primulace[ae]) with the English cowslip.

   French cowslip (Bot.), bear's-ear (Primula Auricula).
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