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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.]
1. (Plants) a cultivated garden plant, Chrysanthemum frutescens, whose flower heads have white or pale yellow rays around a yellow disc: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) any of various related plants with daisy-like flowers, esp C. leucanthemum
[C19: from French: daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, from Greek margaritēs, from margaron]
1. the European daisy, Bellis perennis.
2. any of several daisylike chrysanthemums, esp. Chrysanthemum frutescens.
[1865–70; < French < Middle French; Old French: pearl; see margarite]
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|Noun||1.||marguerite - tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum|
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Leucanthemum vulgare, moon daisy, ox-eyed daisy, white daisy, oxeye daisy
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
|2.||marguerite - perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum|