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jonquil

[ jong-kwil, jon- ]
/ ˈdʒɒŋ kwɪl, ˈdʒɒn- /
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noun
a narcissus, Narcissus jonquilla, having long, narrow, rushlike leaves and fragrant, yellow or white flowers.
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Origin of jonquil

1620–30; <French jonquille<Spanish junquillo, equivalent to junc(o) rush, reed (<Latin juncus) + -illo diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for jonquil

jonquil
/ (ˈdʒɒŋkwɪl) /

noun
a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus jonquilla with long fragrant yellow or white short-tubed flowers
any of various other small daffodil-like plants

Word Origin for jonquil

C17: from French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco reed; see junco
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