One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for ox-eye daisy
- ‘Curiously, two of the best space-fillers are Victorian favourites - marguerites and mallow, brought back into fashion due to the current demand for instant results.’
- ‘The strange flower is caused by a form of fasciation, a common condition that produces wide, flattened stems on a large range of plants including sedums, tomatoes and marguerites.’
- ‘Lavender, rosemary and thyme gathered in thick clumps under the windows, with poinsettias, passionflower, marigolds, marguerites and hollyhocks growing wild in the borders.’
- ‘Use upright perennials such as gerbera, golden marguerite, and snapdragon for exclamation points of color.’
- ‘The parks superintendent began his job of supervising the distribution of hundreds of geraniums, ivy geraniums, marguerites, petunias, trailing lobelia, anthericum and salvia, a job which would be completed well before the festival.’
Early 17th century: French equivalent of the given name Margaret.
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