Origin of daffodil
Examples from the Web for daffodil
But that she ever dreamed of a junior bank teller in a daffodil blazer riding past on a bicycle, is pretty hard to imagine.Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town|Stephen Leacock
Her father had had no such reason for staying his; the one who owned this daffodil was as cunning as he.The Good Comrade|Una L. Silberrad
They really were very merry, and he thought Daffodil was not so much changed after all, nor heartbroken.
Vindictive's hull was amply protected by the wall itself, but Daffodil was far more exposed.The Blocking of Zeebrugge|Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Daffodil did look bewitching as she stepped into the chaise.
British Dictionary definitions for daffodil
- a brilliant yellow colour
- (as adjective)daffodil paint
Word Origin for daffodil
Word Origin and History for daffodil
1540s, variant of Middle English affodill "asphodel" (c.1400), from Medieval Latin affodillus, from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos, of unknown origin. The initial d- is perhaps from merging of the article in Dutch de affodil, the Netherlands being a source for bulbs. First reference to the flower we know by this name (Narcissus pseudo-Narcissus) is from 1590s.