Definition of Daffodil

1. Noun. Any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown.

Exact synonyms: Narcissus Pseudonarcissus
Generic synonyms: Narcissus
Specialized synonyms: Jonquil, Narcissus Papyraceus, Paper White



Definition of Daffodil

1. n. A plant of the genus Asphodelus.

Definition of Daffodil

1. Proper noun. (rare) (English female given name). ¹

2. Adjective. Of a brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil. ¹

3. Noun. A bulbous plant, ''Narcissus pseudonarcissus'', with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona; the national flower of Wales. ¹

4. Noun. A brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Daffodil

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Daffodil

1. A plant of the genus Asphodelus. A plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc. "With damasc roses and daffadowndillies set." (Spenser) "Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies, And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies." (Spenser) "A college gown That clad her like an April Daffodilly." (Tennyson) "And chance-sown daffodil." (Whittier) Origin: OE. Affodylle, prop, the asphodel, fr. LL. Affodillus (cf. D. Affodille or OF. Asphodile, aphodille, F. Asphodele), L. Asphodelus, fr. Gr. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Daffodil

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daffodil (current term)
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Literary usage of Daffodil

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1. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"... MRCS, LRCP IN the spring of 1877 Mr Gerrard, Teacher of Pharmacy in University College, London, extracted from flowering bulbs of the common daffodil an ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"Broad- leav'd daffodil, with a very double Flower, whole Leaves are ibme yellow, ... CBP The White daffodil, •with the Rim of the Cup of a Saffron Colour. ..."

3. A Treasury of Irish Poetry in the English Tongue by Stopford Augustus Brooke, Thomass William Hazen Rolleston (1900)
"daffodil WHO passes down the wintry street ? Hey, ho, daffodil! A sudden flame of gold and sweet. With sword of emerald girt so meet, And golden gay from ..."

4. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Adv. Many-flower'd daffodil of Cyprus, with double yellow Flowers, ... С. В. Р. Snow-white daffodil, with a yellow Cup, and a fragrant Odour. 41. ..."

5. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits by Robert Hogg (1883)
"This daffodil is common at Florence, from whence it may be supposed it was introduced into this country about the year 1620. The single form is to be found ..."

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