Daffodil
Daffodil Daf"fo*dil (d[a^]f"f[-o]*d[i^]l), n. [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphod[`e]le), 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} ({Narcissus Pseudo-narcissus}). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also {daffodilly}, {daffadilly}, {daffadowndilly}, {daffydowndilly}, etc. [1913 Webster]

With damask roses and daffadillies set. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies, And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

A college gown That clad her like an April daffodilly. --Tennyson [1913 Webster]

And chance-sown daffodil. --Whittier. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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