mum etymology

English word mum comes from English chrysanthemum

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Detailed word origin of mum

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chrysanthemum English (eng) Any of many flowering perennial plants, of the genus Chrysanthemum, native to China, that have showy radiate heads.
mum English (eng) A chrysanthemum.