noun (plural daisies) Etymology: Middle English dayeseye, from Old English dægesēage, from dæg day + ēage eye Date: before 12th century 1. a composite plant (as of the genera Bellis or Chrysanthemum) having a flower head with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in one or a few whorls: as a. a low European herb (Bellis perennis) with white or pink ray flowers — called also English daisy b. a leafy-stemmed perennial herb (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) with long white ray flowers and a yellow disk that was introduced into the United States from Europe — called also oxeye daisy 2. the flower head of a daisy 3. a first-rate person or thing 4. capitalized a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in kindergarten and first grade

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