Narcissuses
Narcissus Nar*cis"sus (n[aum]r*s[i^]s"s[u^]s), n.; pl. {Narcissuses}. [L. narcissus, and (personified) Narcissus, Gr. na`rkissos, Na`rkissos, fr. na`rkh torpor, in allusion to the narcotic properties of the flower. Cf. {Narcotic}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds. [1913 Webster]

2. (Classical Myth.) (Capitalized)A beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nar|cis|sus — «nahr SIHS uhs», noun, plural cis|sus|es, cis|si « SIHS y». 1. a spring plant with yellow or white flowers and long, slender leaves. It grows from a bulb. The narcissus belongs to the amaryllis family. Jonquils and daffodils are narcissuses. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

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