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calendula


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calendula  \Ca*len"du*la\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  calendae  calends.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  composite  herbaceous  plants.  One  species, 
  {Calendula  officinalis},  is  the  common  marigold,  and  was 
  supposed  to  blossom  on  the  calends  of  every  month,  whence  the 
  name 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calendula 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  chiefly  annual  herbs  of  the  genus  Calendula 
  widely  cultivated  for  their  yellow  or  orange  flowers; 
  often  used  for  medicinal  and  culinary  purposes 




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