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.
A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
\daf"fo*dil\ (dăf"f&osl;*d&ibreve;l), n. [oe. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. ll. affodillus (cf. d. affodille or of. asphodile, aphodille, f. asphodèle), l. asphodelus, fr. gr. 'asfo`delos. 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 (n. 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. strow me the ground with daffadowndillies, and cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies. a college gown that clad her like an april daffodilly. and chance-sown daffodil.