daisy

[ dey-zee ]
/ ˈdeɪ zi /

noun, plural dai·sies.

any of various composite plants the flowers of which have a yellow disk and white rays, as the English daisy and the oxeye daisy.
Also called daisy ham. a small section of pork shoulder, usually smoked, boned, and weighing from two to four pounds.Compare picnic(def 3).
Slang. someone or something of first-rate quality: That new car is a daisy.
a cheddar cheese of cylindrical shape, weighing about 20 pounds.

Idioms

    push up daisies, Informal. to be dead and buried.

Origin of daisy

before 1000; Middle English dayesye, Old English dægesēge the day's eye

Related forms

dai·sied, adjective

Can be confused

dais daisy days

Definition for daisy (2 of 2)

Daisy

[ dey-zee ]
/ ˈdeɪ zi /

noun

a female given name.

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British Dictionary definitions for daisy

daisy

/ (ˈdeɪzɪ) /

noun plural -sies

a small low-growing European plant, Bellis perennis, having a rosette of leaves and flower heads of yellow central disc flowers and pinkish-white outer ray flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
Also called: oxeye daisy, marguerite, moon daisy a Eurasian composite plant, Leucanthemum vulgare having flower heads with a yellow centre and white outer rays
any of various other composite plants having conspicuous ray flowers, such as the Michaelmas daisy and Shasta daisy
slang an excellent person or thing
pushing up the daisies dead and buried

Derived Forms

daisied, adjective

Word Origin for daisy

Old English dægesēge day's eye
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Idioms and Phrases with daisy

daisy

In addition to the idiom beginning with daisy

  • daisy chain

also see:

  • fresh as a daisy
  • push up daisies

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