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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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Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean. The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. The number of defined species ranges from 26 to more than 60, depending on the authority. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

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