daffodil

[ daf-uh-dil ]
/ ˈdæf ə dɪl /

noun

a bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, of the amaryllis family, having solitary, yellow, nodding flowers that bloom in the spring.
(formerly) any plant of the genus Narcissus.
clear yellow; canary.

adjective

of the color daffodil.

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Origin of daffodil

1530–40; unexplained variant of Middle English affodile<Vulgar Latin affodillus, variant of asphodelus<Greek asphódelosasphodel
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British Dictionary definitions for daffodil

daffodil
/ (ˈdæfədɪl) /

noun

Also called: Lent lily a widely cultivated Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, having spring-blooming yellow flowers
any other plant of the genus Narcissus
  1. a brilliant yellow colour
  2. (as adjective)daffodil paint
a daffodil, or a representation of one, as a national emblem of Wales

Word Origin for daffodil

C14: from Dutch de affodil the asphodel, from Medieval Latin affodillus, variant of Latin asphodelus asphodel
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