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Definition of Daffodil

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type of bulbous plant that produces yellow flowers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
  
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daffodil
\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.


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 lily daffodil 
 rush-leaved daffodil 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown
(synonym) Narcissus pseudonarcissus
(hypernym) narcissus
(hyponym) jonquil
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English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
[File:Narcissus Floral Diagram.jpg|thumb|Floral diagram and Floral formula From centre outwards: Trilocular ovary, 6 stamens, Corona, Perianth.
]] Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family. Various common names including daffodil, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.

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