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Webster 1913 Edition


Daffodil

Daf′fo-dil

(dăf′fō̍-dĭl)
,
Noun.
[OE.
affodylle
, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL.
affodillus
(cf. D.
affodille
or OF.
asphodile
,
aphodille
, F.
asphodèle
), L.
asphodelus
, fr. Gr.
ἀσφόδελος
. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See
Asphodel
.]
(Bot.)
(a)
A plant of the genus
Asphodelus
.
(b)
A plant of the genus
Narcissus
(
Narcissus Pseudo-narcissus
). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also
daffodilly
,
daffadilly
,
daffadowndilly
,
daffydowndilly
, etc.
With damask roses and
daffadillies
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Daffodil

DAF'FODIL

,
Noun.
A plant of the genus Narcissus, of several species. These have a bulbous root, and beautiful flowers of various colors, white, yellow and purple.

Definition 2019


Daffodil

Daffodil

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English

Proper noun

Daffodil

  1. (rare) A female given name.
    • 1995 Anne Tyler, Ladder of Years, Knopf, ISBN 0679441557, page 148:
      "Pansy would be his wife," Delia guessed.
      "Yes, and the baby's name is Daffodil, can you believe it?"
      "There's a baby?"
      "And it wasn't even a springtime baby! It was born in October!"

daffodil

daffodil

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English

A wild daffodil

Adjective

daffodil (comparative more daffodil, superlative most daffodil)

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

Noun

daffodil (plural daffodils)

  1. A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus, with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona, especially Narcissus pseudonarcissus, the national flower of Wales.
  2. A brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
    daffodil colour:    

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