marguerite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marguerite perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
    • n marguerite tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Marguerite (Bot) The daisy (Bellis perennis). The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marguerite The common European daisy, Bellis perennis.
    • n marguerite A species from Teneriffe, Chrysanthemum frutescens, also called Paris daisy, closely resembling the common oxeye daisy, but with leaves more dissected. It is successful as a winter bloomer, while the latter is not. There is a popular yellow variety, golden marguerite. See cut under Chrysanthemum.
    • n marguerite In decorative design, a small flat rosette which resembles the common daisy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marguerite mär′ge-rēt the common garden daisy: the ox-eye daisy: the China aster.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a pearl, a daisy. See Margarite

Usage

In literature:

She did not know whether she was to meet a Juliet, an Elsa, a Marguerite or a Tosca.
"Fair Margaret" by Francis Marion Crawford
In consequence of this I left for Ramsgate by the "Marguerite" some days later.
"Marge Askinforit" by Barry Pain
I will trust you, as Marguerite of Valois trusted Clement Marot.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
Why, she loves the part of Marguerite as she loves nothing else.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
At a word from Wilfred, Marguerite smilingly led the way indoors, and showed the guests two bedrooms, small but exquisitely clean.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
He was satisfied that Marguerite Poulebah was Marguerite Checkynshaw, though he could not find her.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
That it is entirely Marguerite's, not the most jealous admirers of the Queen need for a moment contend.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Within a stone's throw of his house he had seen the transformation in the life of a little girl named Marguerite.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
The Duchess of Savoy had a daughter, Marguerite, whom she wished to have become the wife of the French king.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
What do you say, Marguerite?
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
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In poetry:

On the morrow's morn, in the thick, gray weather
They sat on the reeling deck together,
Lover and counterfeit,
Of hapless Marguerite.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She felt the wintry blast of night,
And smil'd to see the morning light,
For then she cried, "I soon shall meet
"The plighted love of MARGUERITE."
"Poor Marguerite" by Mary Darby Robinson
Where His sacred head hath lain,
Thine may rest, secure from pain.
While the circling years go round,
Without motion,—without sound,—
Marguerite,—oh Marguerite!
"Marguerite" by Kate Seymour Maclean
In the grave from whence He rose,
Lay thee to thy long repose,—
Sweet with myrrh and spices,—sweet
With the footprints of His feet,—
Marguerite,—oh Marguerite!
"Marguerite" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Christ the Lord is risen again,—
Hear'st thou not the glad refrain,—
Have those gentle lips no breath,
Smiling in the trance of death?—
Marguerite,—oh Marguerite!
"Marguerite" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Sleep'st thou still?—the world awakes,—
Still the echo swells and breaks,—
Over field, and wood, and street
Easter anthems throb and beat,—
Marguerite,—oh Marguerite!
"Marguerite" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

OTTUMWA — Marguerite Elaine (McCall) McDowell, 90, died peacefully Oct 17, 2012, at Sunrise Nursing Home in Chandler, Ariz. She was born Feb 14, 1922, in Ottumwa to John Ernest and Cora (Callahan) McCall.
Marguerite Ferguson Cooper, 87, of Hendersonville, N.C.
Marguerite Louise Wright, 82, died Friday, October 12th, at the Eben Ezer Luther Care Center in Brush.
Marguerite "Susie" Musch-Pitney passed away Monday, October 8, 2012 at the beautiful age of 97 years old.
Marguerite "Susie" Musch-Pitney passed away Monday, Oct 8, 2012, at the beautiful age of 97 years old.
Ethel Marguerite Thisius, of Corcoran, died peacefully.
Marguerite set to open expanded school.
For the first time since its founding nearly 30 years ago, St Marguerite Catholic School will finally have a home all its own.
Marguerite Piazza, Popular Singer of Opera, Dies at 86.
Marguerite Piazza had a voice that could pack a concert hall and a figure that transfixed television audiences.
Marguerite Piazza, a New Orleans-born opera singer who blended her lyric soprano voice with supper club showmanship, died Aug 2 at her home in Memphis, Tenn.
Soprano, fundraiser and Memphis icon Marguerite Piazza dies.
Minnesota Lake Marguerite Marie Mondahl, age 70, of Minnesota Lake, died unexpectedly Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Mankato Hospital.
Marguerite Luhia Mahalo Rust, 89, Honolulu, died on July 14, 2012 in Honolulu.
George and Marguerite 's final chapter.
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