• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Marsh-marigold a genus of plants of the Ranunculus order, having large yellow flowers like those of a buttercup
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mersc, for mer-isc, as if 'mere-ish,' full of meres. Cf. mere, a pool.


In literature:

See how the belly shines, here as yellow as a marsh-marigold, and there as white as a foam-flower.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
Meadows shining with buttercups, hollows sunned with the marsh marigold held me long at gaze.
"The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft" by George Gissing
I was disappointed to learn that it was a native blossom, the marsh-marigold.
"A New England Girlhood" by Lucy Larcom
Everywhere the earth was sheeted with marsh-marigolds and violets.
"The Maid-At-Arms" by Robert W. Chambers
I took Marigold to the stable, and spoke to Mrs. Marsh about a room, and then I walked up to see you and Phil.
"Clover" by Susan Coolidge
On the gold of the marsh marigolds edging the water?
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Marigold, double marsh, 47.
"Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers" by John Wood
His hands were full of yellow marsh marigolds and blue forget-me-nots.
"Dwell Deep" by Amy Le Feuvre
I was watching the proceedings of some quick-moving brown bird amid the rushes and marsh marigolds of the opposite bank.
"Select Conversations with an Uncle" by H. G. Wells
At the verge of the water, a thick green plant of marsh-marigold has one or two great golden flowers open.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
But she had hair the colour of marsh-marigolds, a Vorticist mouth and patent enlargeable eyes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, June 23, 1920" by Various
The marsh-marigold shone golden, and the water-plantains spread their candelabra here and there.
"The Rosery Folk" by George Manville Fenn
Oh, look at the marsh-marigolds at the side of the brook there!
"The Wayfarers" by J. C. Snaith
By the author of Marsh Marigolds.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Marsh marigolds lengthen their golden chain, link by link, along the ditches.
"In New England Fields and Woods" by Rowland E. Robinson
Music Water was all alight with marsh-marigolds, and the catkins of the grey-green willows were dusted with gold.
"The Piskey-Purse" by Enys Tregarthen
The marsh marigolds thronged the water's edge.
"Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3)" by Mary Cholmondeley
Look at the sketch of the marsh-marigold, and then at the small drawings at the right.
"Text Books of Art Education, Book IV (of 7)" by Hugo B. Froehlich
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
The Marsh Marigolds in flamboyant yellow sunbonnets played ring-a-ring-a-roses.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion

In poetry:

But when to-night the moon swings low—
A great marsh-marigold of glow—
And all my garden with the sea
Moans, then, through moon and mist, I know
My love will come to comfort me.
"Uncertainty" by Madison Julius Cawein
By the marigold marsh she paused to twist
The gold—green coils round her blue—veined wrist,
And out of the water—bed scooped the cresses,
And frolicked them round her braidless tresses.
"The Passing Of Spring" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is one of the favorite new plants that I have added to the small bog garden in my back yard.
Marsh marigold (Caltha palustris) is one of the favorite new plants that I have added to the small bog garden in my back yard.