Origin of jonquil
Examples from the Web for jonquil
Stopford then came aboard; in the mood he was in aboard the Jonquil on the 8th,—only more so!Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton
Nor had she any intimation of the time of her grandfather's return beyond what Jonquil had been able to give her a week ago.
From that day Jonquil took as much care of Agatha as if she had been her own child.The Strange Story Book|Mrs. Andrew Lang
My tame pets are a pair of jonquil canaries, Nedy and Barbra.
Jonquil remembered very well, and held his peace, sighing as one without hope.
British Dictionary definitions for jonquil
Word Origin for jonquil
Word Origin and History for jonquil
1660s, species of narcissus, from French jonquille (17c.), from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco "rush, reed," from Latin iuncus "rush;" so called in reference to its leaves. The type of canary bird (1865) is so called for its pale yellow color, which is like that of the flower.