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Definition of "marguerite" [mar•gue•rite]

  • Either of two plants, Chrysanthemum frutescens of the Canary Islands, or C. leucanthemum of Eurasia, having white or pale yellow flowers that resemble those of the common American daisy. Also called Paris daisy. (noun)
  • Any of several similar or related plants having daisylike flowers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marguerite" in a sentence
  • "Then I call marguerite a trail angel and she comes and drives me to the trail head."
  • "Other entremets at these festivities were more fantastic: a court dwarf rode in on the back of a lion and was given to the bride, Margaret of York, to whom it sang a song and presented a daisy in French, marguerite; they were followed by a dromedary ridden by Indians who released live birds to fly around the hall."
  • "While moving from one position to another as he suggested or commanded, she had playfully broken off one flower from a large plant of "marguerite" daisies growing in a quaint"