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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kri-san-thuh-muh m]
    • /krɪˈsæn θə məm/
    • /krɪˈsænθ.ə.məm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kri-san-thuh-muh m]
    • /krɪˈsæn θə məm/

Definitions of chrysanthemum word

  • countable noun chrysanthemum A chrysanthemum is a large garden flower with many long, thin petals. 3
  • noun chrysanthemum any widely cultivated plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, esp C. morifolium of China, having brightly coloured showy flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites) 3
  • noun chrysanthemum any other plant of the genus Chrysanthemum, such as oxeye daisy 3
  • noun chrysanthemum any of a genus (Chrysanthemum) of plants of the composite family, cultivated for their showy flowers which bloom in late summer and fall in a variety of colors, most commonly yellow, white, red, or purple 3
  • noun chrysanthemum the flower 3
  • noun chrysanthemum any of several composite plants of the genus Chrysanthemum, as C. leucanthemum, the oxeye daisy, having white ray flowers with a yellow center. 1

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Origin of chrysanthemum

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
1570-80; < Latin < Greek chrȳsánthemon, equivalent to chrȳs- chrys- + ánthemon flower, akin to ánthos; see antho-

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Parts of speech for Chrysanthemum


chrysanthemum popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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