marsh marigold EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun a yellow-flowered plant, Caltha palustris, of the buttercup family, growing in marshes and meadows; cowslip.
Origin of marsh marigold First recorded in 1570–80 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marsh marigold Historical Examples of marsh marigold
At the verge of the water, a thick green plant of marsh-marigold has one or two great golden flowers open.
In the three oblongs on this page, the marsh-marigold shapes have been used in three ways.
Hugo B. Froehlich
Pod or simple pistil of Caltha or Marsh-Marigold, which has opened, and shed its seeds.
The marsh-marigold shone golden, and the water-plantains spread their candelabra here and there.
George Manville Fenn
Others are quite harmless, as the marsh-marigold, so well known as cowslips, or the “greens” of early spring.
British Dictionary definitions for marsh marigold marsh marigold noun a yellow-flowered ranunculaceous plant, Caltha palustris, that grows in swampy placesAlso called: kingcup, May blobs, (US) cowslip Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012