• WordNet 3.6
    • n chrysanthemum any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
    • n chrysanthemum the flower of a chrysanthemum plant
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chrysanthemum (Bot) A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial), and also the feverfew and the oxeye daisy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chrysanthemum A plant of the genus Chrysanthemum.
    • n chrysanthemum [capitalized] [NL.] A large genus of composite plants, chiefly natives of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. The generic name is now rarely appropriate, as only a small number have yellow flowers. The perennial chrysanthemum of the gardens, C. Sinense or Indicum, a native of China and Japan, has developed under cultivation a great diversity of handsome and remarkable varieties. It ranks as the national flower of Japan, where special attention is paid to its cultivation and variation, and where an open 16-petaled chrysanthemum is the imperial emblem. Several other species are frequently cultivated for ornament, as C. frutescens, C. roseum, etc. The genus includes the common feverfew (C. Parthenium), the corn-marigold of Europe (C. segetum), and the whiteweed or oxeye daisy (C. Leucanthemum).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chrysanthemum kris-an′the-mum a genus of composite plants to which belong the corn marigold and ox-eye daisy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. ; chryso`s gold + flower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chrysos, gold, anthemon, flower.


In literature:

Under it were one little monthly rose, which still had blossoms, and some straggly small chrysanthemums.
"Tatterdemalion" by John Galsworthy
On the lapel of his coat loomed a splendid yellow chrysanthemum.
"What's-His-Name" by George Barr McCutcheon
Two or three small chrysanthemums were pinned at her bosom.
"Good Luck" by L. T. Meade
He turned and held out to her a large yellow chrysanthemum.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
The table had been spread out and was tastefully decorated with paper chrysanthemums, made by the hotel man's daughter.
"Dave Porter and the Runaways" by Edward Stratemeyer
Trevor was talking in a low tone to the girl; Kitty's head was slightly bent and she was pulling a white chrysanthemum to pieces.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
She was on the terrace, picking two or three yellow chrysanthemums, when she saw her brother-in-law coming towards her.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
Of these the greatest attraction is a newly-opened chrysanthemum show.
"Child-Life in Japan and Japanese Child Stories" by Mrs. M. Chaplin Ayrton
Other bearers followed, keeping step and carrying the regalia, consisting of chrysanthemum stalks and blossoms.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
Her Tamil name is Chrysanthemum, which by the change of one letter becomes Spider.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Chrysanthemum Cake 244 830.
"Desserts and Salads" by Gesine Lemcke
And out came old Wang from his terrace and watered his chrysanthemums.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I like the peony in brocade much better than the chrysanthemum or the smaller flowers.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
The first chrysanthemum in England was grown at Kew in 1790, whither it had been sent by Mr Cels, a French gardener.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Rupert, on the contrary, wore a bright, brown suit with an extremely large yellow chrysanthemum in his buttonhole.
"Rollo in Society" by George S. Chappell
He would have her dressed in white, with large chrysanthemums in red, yellow, and purple tones.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
This Chrysanthemum was exhibited at the Boston Chrysanthemum Show last December by Edwin Fewkes & Son of Newton Highlands, Mass.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
Dango Zaka has its own peculiar attraction, the famous chrysanthemum dolls.
"Japanese Girls and Women" by Alice Mabel Bacon
I put it to any sensible man or woman, could I have been expected to give up my friends for the sake of a chrysanthemum?
"International Short Stories" by Various
You will never be a chrysanthemum, Miss Morton.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson

In poetry:

Till the scarlet sage has come
And the cold chrysanthemum.
Read, but not to praise or blame;
Are not all our hearts the same?
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Still, bright-gold chrysanthemums
Shone in the polished, dim, jade halls,
And at small windows in still woods
Hung snow-curved, shining waterfalls.
"The Towers Of Tantalus" by Walter James Turner
Golden and white in the garden walk,
Chrysanthemums gather their bravest show,
‘Mid withered blossom and wilted stalk
Where never a rosebud dares to blow.
"In Winter" by Alice Guerin Crist
Chrysanthemums in bloom—as gaunt as ever;
peonies, leaves falling off, seem completely withered.
A locust, frozen nearly to death,
clings desperately to a cold branch.
"Rising Early" by Yang Wan-Li
There were also some beautiful Chrysanthemums, distinct
All in full bloom, with a charming tint
Some of them short and some of them tall
And some of them belonging to Provost Ballingall
"The Dundee Flower Show:Dedicated to the Right Honourable Earl of Dalhousie" by William Topaz McGonagall
At Harvard & Yale must Pussy-cat be heard
in the dead of winter when we must be sad
and feel by the weather had.
Chrysanthemums crest, far way, in the Emperor's garden
and, whenever we are, we must beg always pardon
Pardon was the word.
"Dream Song 108: Sixteen below. Our care like stranded hulls" by John Berryman

In news:

Chrysanthemums have a long history in Asian culture.
Stage version of Kurosawa 's 'Macbeth' film is a chrysanthemum 'Throne.
If you have been out shopping this week for some new flowers, you will have seen the first batch of chrysanthemums in the centers.
The plant growth regulator can now be applied to poinsettias and pot chrysanthemums.
The 'Flame Symbol' chrysanthemum flower.
'Aideen Red Fire ' Chrysanthemum morifolium From Syngenta Flowers/Goldfisch Vegetative.
Lead red for start of fall sales, 'Aideen Red Fire ' chrysanthemum features a compact habit with uniform flowering.
Tran scraped his back with a spoon for about 30 minutes, then gave him some chrysanthemum tea.
1 To get long- stem flowers for flower arrangements on fall-blooming plants such as chrysanthemums, dahlias and roses, pinch off the small side buds that develop around each main bud.
Blooming Japanese chrysanthemums, Manolo Valdés Butterflies and ridding the forest of an invasive vine – Wednesday was a busy day for PilotGirl Productions.
Chrysanthemum is derived from two words: chrys meaning gold, whether it comes from khrysos (Greek) or charutz (Hebrew), and anthemon meaning flower in Greek.
In any case, 'Butterpat' chrysanthemum is ready.
OPB Nov 05, 2012 7:15 a.m. Mum-vember: Chrysanthemum Display.
Stage version of Kurosawa's ' Macbeth ' film is a chrysanthemum 'Throne.
Chrysanthemum Mystic Mum Series from Fides Oro.