Meaning of “chrysanthemum” in the English Dictionary

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"chrysanthemum" in British English

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chrysanthemumnoun [ C ]

uk /krɪˈsænθ.ə.məm/ us /krəˈsænθ.ə.məm/

Examples from literature

  • In November Annie's grave is snowy with white chrysanthemums. 
  • It was sunny, and the white chrysanthemums frilled themselves in the warmth. 
  • Maggie had decorated walls and chimney-piece and table with chrysanthemums from the garden, and autumn leaves and ivy from the hedgerows. 
  • She plucked a great white chrysanthemum bloom from a bunch she was carrying, flicked it laughingly in his face, and stuck it in his buttonhole. 
  • The cottage people here have those lovely pale salmon winter chrysanthemums in their gardens. 

(Definition of “chrysanthemum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chrysanthemum" in American English

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chrysanthemumnoun [ C ]

us /krəˈsæn·θə·məm/ short form mum

any of several types of garden plants that flower in the fall, including some that produce many small flowers and others that have very large, brightly colored flowers

(Definition of “chrysanthemum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)