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Marigold

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So called in honour of the Virgin Mary, and hence the introduction of marigold windows in lady chapels. (See Marygold.)

“This riddle, Cuddy, if thou canst, explain . .

What flower is that which bears the Virgin’s name

The richest metal added to the same?”


Gay: Pastoral.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Margate (Kent)
Margherita di Valois
Margin
Margītēs
Marguerite des Marguerites [the pearl of pearls]
Margutte
Maria
Maria Theresa
Mariamites
Mariana
Marigold
Marina
Marinda or Maridah
Marine
Marines
Mariner’s Compass
Marino Faliero
Mariotte’s Law
Maritornes (Spanish, bad woman)
Marivaudage
Marjoram

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