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 for fig marigold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marigold \Mar"i*gold\, n. [Mary + gold.] (Bot.)
     A name for several plants with golden yellow blossoms,
     especially the Calendula officinalis (see Calendula), and
     the cultivated species of Tagetes.
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     Note: There are several yellow-flowered plants of different
           genera bearing this name; as, the African marigold or
           French marigold of the genus Tagetes, of which
           several species and many varieties are found in
           gardens. They are mostly strong-smelling herbs from
           South America and Mexico: bur marigold, of the genus
           Bidens; corn marigold, of the genus Chrysanthemum
           ({Chrysanthemum segetum, a pest in the cornfields of
           Italy); fig marigold, of the genus
           Mesembryanthemum; marsh marigold, of the genus
           Caltha+({Caltha+palustris">Caltha ({Caltha palustris), commonly known in
           America as the cowslip. See Marsh Marigold.
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     Marigold window. (Arch.) See Rose window, under Rose.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fig \Fig\ (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr.
     figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. Fico.]
     1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica) with large
        leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably
        native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.
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     2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong
        shape, and of various colors.
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     Note: The fruit of a fig tree is really the hollow end of a
           stem, and bears numerous achenia inside the cavity.
           Many species have little, hard, inedible figs, and in
           only a few does the fruit become soft and pulpy. The
           fruit of the cultivated varieties is much prized in its
           fresh state, and also when dried or preserved. See
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     3. A small piece of tobacco. [U.S.]
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     4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used
        in scorn or contempt. "A fig for Peter." --Shak.
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     Cochineal fig. See Conchineal fig.
     Fig dust, a preparation of fine oatmeal for feeding caged
     Fig faun, one of a class of rural deities or monsters
        supposed to live on figs. "Therefore shall dragons dwell
        there with the fig fauns." --Jer. i. 39. (Douay version).
     Fig gnat (Zool.), a small fly said to be injurious to figs.
     Fig leaf, the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first
        clothing of Adam and Eve (Genesis iii.7), a covering for a
        thing that ought to be concealed; esp., an inadequate
        covering; a symbol for affected modesty.
     Fig marigold (Bot.), the name of several plants of the
        genus Mesembryanthemum, some of which are prized for the
        brilliancy and beauty of their flowers.
     Fig tree (Bot.), any tree of the genus Ficus, but
        especially F. Carica which produces the fig of commerce.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fig marigold
      n 1: any of several South African plants of the genus
           Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers
           [syn: fig marigold, pebble plant]

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