mar·gue·rite (mär′gə-rēt, -gyə-)
1. Either of two cultivated plants of the composite family, Argyranthemum (or Chrysanthemum) frutescens originally of the Canary Islands, or C. leucanthemum originally of Eurasia, having flower heads with white, pink, or yellow rays. Also called Paris daisy.
2. Any of several similar or related plants having daisylike flowers.
[French, from Old French margarite, daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see MARGARITE.]
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